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Old 11-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #11
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I run about 5 feet of braid reinforced 1/8 inch at 35 psi and it comes out great. Similar setup on my carbonator, just a longer line (about 10 feet). You have to dial it in. The 1/8 adds a lot of resistance so if you have to much it will gas out in the line.
That is great info. I'd love to swap out my 30 foot lines with five foot ones. Where did you find that? I can't seem to find any braided beverage line with a 1/8th inch ID.

Did you have to get a special tailpiece for your shank, or did you use an adapter of some kind? I have 1/4 inch diameter tailpieces on my shanks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:50 PM   #12
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That is great info. I'd love to swap out my 30 foot lines with five foot ones. Where did you find that? I can't seem to find any braided beverage line with a 1/8th inch ID.

Did you have to get a special tailpiece for your shank, or did you use an adapter of some kind? I have 1/4 inch diameter tailpieces on my shanks.
McMaster - 5238K615 for the hose...

I had to special order the barbs from a supplier.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #13
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McMaster ... no surprise. I should have looked first. Thank you again, Eric.

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:42 PM   #14
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That is great info. I'd love to swap out my 30 foot lines with five foot ones. Where did you find that? I can't seem to find any braided beverage line with a 1/8th inch ID.

Did you have to get a special tailpiece for your shank, or did you use an adapter of some kind? I have 1/4 inch diameter tailpieces on my shanks.
Some people also do this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/cure-your-short-hose-troubles-100151/
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Yeah, I read that thread. The downside for me is the low flow rate and overall bother.

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Yeah, I read that thread. The downside for me is the low flow rate and overall bother.
I would just suggest a soda faucet with a adjustable set screw for flow (line pressure compensator)!!! That's what they do for counter top premix keg systems(little karts at the fair).....
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I'm not familiar with that, edmanster, but I'll look into it. I can't say that I really favor a solution that would replace one of my pretty perlicks with something that might look out of place.

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