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Old 07-22-2009, 12:16 AM   #21
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For 3/16" line with 1/4" barbs, heat up a cup of water, like you're going to make tea, dip the end of the line in the water to heat it up, and it will slip right on the 1/4" barb and not usually even need a clamp.
Suthrncomfrt1884, I used to do the same thing, carb up and then drop the pressure to serve with a short 1/4" line. It works but your dissolved co2 will balance back out to the pressure you're serving at. Once I got a more permanent setup and I went to 8' L 3/16" ID lines, my pours are perfect, repeatable, and consistent.

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:36 AM   #22
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Well, after reading this thread I think I need to switch over to 3/16" line. I am using 1/4" right now and had to use 14' to get it balanced at 12 PSI. Of course, I have 14', it is tie-wrapped in a neat loop and out of the way, and is dispensing fine.... Hmmm, maybe I should just leave well enough alone.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:42 AM   #23

I think I've been talked into building a new kegerator. My fridge is pretty old, and I planned on upgrading to a keezer soon anyway, so I think I'll start collecting a few extra taps and some 3/16" line so I can get started.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #24
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Your lines are way to short you have some killer pressure going from the keg to your tap.

I posted this several months ago and I redid my line to 8 to 10ft of hose, that will create resistence, causing less foam.

Also set your co2 level to 12psi when dispensing, not sure of you mentioned this earlier,

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:14 PM   #25
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bringing back a 3 year old thread

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