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Old 07-16-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default PEX for kegorator lines?

Has anyone tried using PEX tubing for their keg lines? It is used in plumbing potable water systems, so I am thinking it should work OK, but before I screw something up, I figured I'd ask.

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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You need 3/16 I.D. I have never seen pex that small. IF it were that I.D. it would work fine might need to lower pressure due to lack of expansion...........my.02

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Old 07-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Also, pex is rather rigid, and that would make a mess to have 12 feet of it all over the kegerator.

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Old 07-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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While working in the industry I never saw stainless fittings, only brass. I don't like the idea of brass and beer but that's just me. Also I am pretty sure vinyl would be cheaper and easier.

Any reason you want to use pex?

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Old 07-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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it would be awful hard to bend and probably kink inside of a keezer

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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I don't always trust the stuff at the hardware store to be capable of not imparting flavors to my beer. I finally found a LHBS that is within a reasonable distance (gotta go to IL), so it isn't a problem.

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