So I now have a few 1/6 kegs and want to adapt them into my kegarator. The highest I can fit is about 27" tall, largest OD is 8". I also want to be able to use my existing ball lock connections.
I was thinking about using something like this:
But it only comes with barb fittings. Is there a street elbow I could use that would allow me to use these for my ball locks and be within the 8" OD?
Or, what if I used a regular lever tap with one of these:
If you use the low profile coupler (first shown), I'd recommend replacing the hose barbs with MFL fittings. That way you can have a set of ball locks with the flare fittings that you can just unscrew your hoses from the sanke connection and screw on the ball locks.
This is the stainless adapter from the 1/8 NPT to MFL. The barbs unscrew and you replace them with these. Use a bit of teflon tape. It worked perfect for me. Same coupler. You will need to use a couple flared nylon washers when you connect the gas and liquid lines to make sure they don't leak.
I've never been able to find a part breakdown on the 1st coupler the perlick 40030. The larger barb on the left in your picture is the gas in and has a built in check valve. Replacing that with a mfl would eliminate the check valve. I think if you already have a check valve inline between your regulator and coupler you could do without it. A second opinion would be nice.
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This is pretty awesome. I am thinking about doing the same thing. I currently have the same tap serving sixtels out of my fridge but I don't have a good way to clean. So I was looking at my options and I think converting the tap would be the easiest and use of my my small cornys to clean the system. Otherwise I'd have to spend on something else that has a single use cleaning. This would allow me easily serve sixtels and cornys at home (not that I've ever hooked up one of my cornys).
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