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Old 04-11-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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So how does this price sound for $165 shipped...

  • 4 ball lock corny kegs
  • 5 sets of new orings
  • 4 liquid disconnects MFL
  • 4 gas disconnects MFL
  • 8 swivel nuts 1/4" - 1/4" barbed
  • 50' of 1/4 thickwalled tubing
  • 4oz idophor
  • keg lube

am I missing anything? (other than c02)

or I can do $180 shipped for rebuilt kegs (new gaskets, poppets, cleaned and sanitized) and everything else in that list....
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:05 AM   #2
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Yeah, that's pretty good for Canada, especially when you consider the shipping is included.

I would spend the extra $15 and get the rebuilt kegs, though. You would be hard pressed to get new gaskets and poppets for four kegs for that much. Plus, if they come cleaned and sanitized, your time is worth something too. That's a no-brainer.

Where are you getting this from?

BTW: if you need extra o-rings, let me know. I bought a bunch bulk and will sell them to you at cost plus the price of a couple stamps to mail them to you. O-ring sets are surprisingly expensive in Canada, if you can find them.


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Old 04-11-2007, 05:12 AM   #3
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Yeah, that's pretty good for Canada, especially when you consider the shipping is included.

I would spend the extra $15 and get the rebuilt kegs, though. You would be hard pressed to get new gaskets and poppets for four kegs for that much. Plus, if they come cleaned and sanitized, your time is worth something too. That's a no-brainer.

Where are you getting this from?

BTW: if you need extra o-rings, let me know. I bought a bunch bulk and will sell them to you at cost plus the price of a couple stamps to mail them to you. O-ring sets are surprisingly expensive in Canada, if you can find them.
brewersdiscount.com but I cheated FlyGuy, I'm having it shipped to the GF across the border, then when I go to visit her I'll bring it back across the border myself. Saves me a ton of money...

And if I do opt for the rebuilt kegs (which is what I'm leaning towards), I might take you up on the o-ring offer just so I have a few around the house...

And hey, if you see anything on that site that you want, I can tack it on to my order then ship it to you when I get back across the border...let me know.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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Good idea. Its always nice to have American friends!

And just PM me if you need o-rings.

Thanks for the offer regarding the brewersdiscount order. At the moment, I think I have what I need. But thanks - that was very nice of you!

Cheers!

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Good idea. Its always nice to have American friends!

And just PM me if you need o-rings.

Thanks for the offer regarding the brewersdiscount order. At the moment, I think I have what I need. But thanks - that was very nice of you!

Cheers!

The swivel nuts and QDs in my order are good, yes?
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #6
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Yep, that's fine I guess. I have barbed QDs myself, but it is just personal choice.

What are you using for a gas regulator? And, what are you using for a manifold? Manifolds will often have barbed fittings instead of flared fittings. Do you have line and fittings to go from the regulator to the manifold?

Should have asked that earlier.

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Yep, that's fine I guess. I have barbed QDs myself, but it is just personal choice.

What are you using for a gas regulator? And, what are you using for a manifold? Manifolds will often have barbed fittings instead of flared fittings. Do you have line and fittings to go from the regulator to the manifold?

Should have asked that earlier.
Well actually I'm hoping to pick up a tank + reg locally, but if that fails I'll get a dual gauge regulator... and I was thinking about this manifold: I plan on two taps for my fridge, so that 3-way will give me one extgra for carbing or whatever else....

But even if the manifold has barbed fittings that shouldn't matter with my flared setup, right? I'd just put the hose over the bard and clamp it down, or do I have this all wrong?
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If that's the case, then I would save a few bucks and only get 3 sets of disconnects and swivel nuts. I would be tempted to just get the barbed ones, too -- but that is just my preference.

And yes, just put your hose over the barbs on the manifold and clamp. Nothing special required.

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If that's the case, then I would save a few bucks and only get 3 sets of disconnects and swivel nuts. I would be tempted to just get the barbed ones, too -- but that is just my preference.

And yes, just put your hose over the barbs on the manifold and clamp. Nothing special required.

Ah I see what you mean now: 3-way manifold means I'll only ever be using 3 kegs at one time.... think I should go with a 4-way?

And with barbed disconnects do I just put the hose over and clamp it down? If that's the case then I wouldn't need to get the swivel nuts either....

And this might be a dumb question, but say I have 2 tapped kegs on the manifold and a third carbing....once that third one is carbed would there be a problem removing that keg (disconnects and all) and moving the disconnects to the fourth keg to carb that? Hope that makes sense....
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If you can fit all three kegs in your fridge or freezer, then a 4-way is possible. But if you only have two taps, will you really need it?

And you are right -- if you get the barbed disconnects, you won't need the swivel nuts. I prefer hose to barb - easier, cheaper, and less to go wrong.

And yes, once a keg is carbed, you can disconnect it. You can even serve from it for a while, but it will eventually lose pressure of course.

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