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Old 04-07-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I am planing out the specs for my soon to be kegerator and want to know if there is a certain length of tubing that works the best for the line running to my cornies to the faucets. Thanks.

 
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:59 AM   #2
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Your responses will vary. Some people will refer you to online calculators that are supposed to give you the correct line length for temp, press, etc... That will work for about 22% of the people.

The majority of us will recommend starting with a minimum of 10' lines. It's easier to cut a line than splice one. Trust me, even though I'm a bit buzzed and happy, start with 10' lines.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:10 AM   #3
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The snarky answer is "probably twice as long as you thought of using". McKbrew's estimate of 10' (of 3/16" ID) is about right.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:25 AM   #4
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I thought I remembered hearing that it was a larger length that one would think off the bat, thanks for confirming that.

 
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:22 AM   #5
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Is this true for the typical Sanyo fridge with a tower?


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Your responses will vary. Some people will refer you to online calculators that are supposed to give you the correct line length for temp, press, etc... That will work for about 22% of the people.

The majority of us will recommend starting with a minimum of 10' lines. It's easier to cut a line than splice one. Trust me, even though I'm a bit buzzed and happy, start with 10' lines.

 
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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10' of beer line is way to long for a typical direct draw system. If you use the formula's you will find it should be between 4.5 and 5" for the typical beer. The exception to this would be if you were using a highly carbonated beer.

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Old 08-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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I am lazy. My tank pressure is set to whatever is required to carb the beer to the correct volume and my lines are 6' in length. Done.

 
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:01 PM   #8
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Your responses will vary. Some people will refer you to online calculators that are supposed to give you the correct line length for temp, press, etc... That will work for about 22% of the people.

The majority of us will recommend starting with a minimum of 10' lines. It's easier to cut a line than splice one. Trust me, even though I'm a bit buzzed and happy, start with 10' lines.
This is not true. It will work for less than 20% of the peoples. Where are you getting your numbers?

 
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #9
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This is not true. It will work for less than 20% of the peoples. Where are you getting your numbers?
64.3% of statistics are made up on the spot.

 
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:22 PM   #10
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I am lazy. My tank pressure is set to whatever is required to carb the beer to the correct volume and my lines are 6' in length. Done.
What he said, except mine are 8'

 
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