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Old 02-05-2014, 02:18 AM   #11
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I had a guy at work take a block of plastic and bore a thru hole it with 2 intersecting bores. Then had him tap each hole with a 1/4 Pipe thread. Then i took the inlet off my regulator and screwed it into the block. I can run 5 regulators off the block. imageuploadedbyhome-brew1391570267.431661.jpgHeres a pic of an extra.

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Old 02-14-2014, 07:20 PM   #12
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Okay just for confirmation, I currently have two kegs in my fridge carbonating at roughly 15 psi individually controlled. All connections are poly hose with push-to-connect-1/4 flare. I definitely recommend decent gauges, my cheapos take a tap or two to get the needle to settle. As far as the regulators go, they're perfect (except for having dropped one and busting the plastic control knob) the knobs lock and unlock easily, it's approx .5 psi change with a quarter turn of the knob.

Push-to-connect fittings and the cheap (but safe to 150 psi) hose make it a cinch to purge bottles/vessels or swap the ends to a tire valve and pressurize 2 or 3 Liter bottles. The fittings are a pain to get it to release the hose (small ring makes releasing difficult) but I've had no leaks or issues in the past 2 weeks.

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Old 02-15-2014, 05:30 AM   #13
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Excellent feedback, thanks for the update!

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Old 02-17-2014, 04:21 AM   #14
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Thank you! When you say "push to connect" do you mean a connection that would typically find on air compressor equipment? Pull back on a collar and push it in and then release the collar to lock it on?

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #15
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The "push-to-connect" fittings look like these and are used to terminate tubing runs with a threaded fitting (like 1/4" flare, for instance). Rather than shoving the tubing over a barb, the push fitting seals to the outside of the tubing. For glass-lined beer tubing like Bev-Seal Ultra 235, this makes fitment a lot easier than trying to stretch the tubing over a barb...

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:37 AM   #16
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Thank you for the picture!

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Old 02-22-2014, 02:43 PM   #17
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Having used this setup repeatedly for the past week for force carbing, serving, purging various containers, I've adjusted the regulators plenty. After getting to know them, the only gripe I have is the junk gauges need tapping to show accurate pressures and the regulators don't adjust very quickly. For instance, if you want to bump the pressure up 1 psi, give it a quarter turn, tap the gauge and wait a few seconds while the needle moves, fine tune. I wish the needle moved immediately as the pressure was adjusted, there's some lag though.

Other than that it's awesome. I figured out how to mount (semi) cleanly. I used some plastic strapping. Like the metal stuff, but plastic. I simply went over the brass nipple connecting the two regs, fairly tight so it secures closely to the nipple and is barely visible from the side.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:24 PM   #18
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Just for your info, you can tap on the regulator body or the adjusting "T" handle and do the same thing...........And they are a little stouter than the gauges........

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