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Old 06-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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So I made the stepup to a keggle so in turn I got a larger immersion chiller (50' x 3/8"). I would like to use my smaller chiller (25' x 1/2") in some ice water before the large one. Anyways, as you can imagine the tubing I used on the smaller one wont easily plug onto the new one (too wide). Anybody got any ideas on how I could go about making this happen?

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Old 06-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #2
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Either you need to use a conversion fitting to step down the big copper tube or buy bigger ID hose and put a sweat or compression hose barb onto the 3/8" Copper.

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Old 06-02-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Have you tried heating it up in some hot water, might just give you enough stretch to man handle it onto the chiller.

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:58 PM   #4
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Well the problem is going from a large diameter tubing coming off the 1/2" small IC and connecting it to the 3/8" large IC. Anyways, I found my solution. Connect the two hoses with a "1/2" x 3/8"MPT Brass Reducing Hex Nipple". Bam!!!!

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