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horseinmay 02-20-2012 06:12 PM

Bike Pump Force Cleaner
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for transferring sanitizer and other non-beer fluids from one corny keg to another, I thought of a way to use bike pump pressure.
Using 3/16" ID gas tubing and a gas QD, I connected a Presta valve from an innertube. It fits right into the tubing, and I held it with a hose clamp. I tested it over 40psi and it works beautifully. I can use it to deliver pressuriized water or sanitizer anywhere I need it.

WhiteEagle1 02-20-2012 06:13 PM


Parkinson1963 02-20-2012 08:17 PM

I did the same thing with a pump sprayer I had lying around, really makes sanitizing kegs easy.

JRems 02-20-2012 11:42 PM

Be careful if you build one with a new bike pump. There is usually lots of oil all over the piston in those pumps and when brand new it will spit oil out with the air. You don't want that oil in the keg. After the pump has been used a lot I don't see much oil, maybe just disassemble and clean off the oil in a new pump and replace with keg lube?

Mighty 02-20-2012 11:43 PM

why not use CO2???

horseinmay 02-21-2012 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by Mighty (Post 3809577)
why not use CO2???

This is to move water, sanitizer, or other non-beer fluids. CO2 is not free, and not necessary here.

JesseRC 02-21-2012 02:54 PM

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I've done the same thing but just put a male air chuck fitting on one end.

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