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Old 01-31-2009, 03:22 AM   #1
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ok i just received my co2 distributor. but being the ars i am i ordered it with 1/4" barb fittings istead of 5/16". i also purchased tubing to fit a 5/16" barb. could i still use the tubing i have on the 1/4" barb with hose clamps of course? or should i just go to the LHBS and purchase the proper size tubing and if so what size tubing should i get?
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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for the amount that tubing costs (.30 cents/ foot) I would just buy the right stuff. You'll be out of pocket about $3.25 when its all said and done.

 
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:53 PM   #3
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I use 5/16 tube for 1/4" barbs all the time, use a quality hose clamp and you will be fine.
To be sure, use a soapy sponge or star san to check for leaks.
or buy new tube

 
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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You'll also want to stick the end of the tubing in boiling water for 15-20 seconds or so, make it nice and pliable.

 
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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ahh ok good deal. saves a trip to the LHBS i always end up buying about $100worth of stuff evertime i walk in to the place with stuff that i "need" the lady of the house doesn't agree so much.
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