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Old 10-09-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Can I reuse keg tubing (gas/liquid)?

I've been slowly amassing components for a kegerator and a lot of it has come with tubing (i.e. tower/co2 tank/regulator all found on craigslist).

Can I reuse any of this tubing or should I start fresh? I assume the gas tubing would be fine but the liquid might need to be replaced. People I bought it from said it was relatively new and one guy said he regularly cleaned the lines.


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Old 10-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Tubing is cheap to replace.

I'm not one to waste anything but I personally would start with new tubing in my system.


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Old 10-09-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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I agree. It's relatively cheap and easy to replace. Not something worth trying to salvage.
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even gas hose? seems like not much bacteria to harbor from air
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even gas hose? seems like not much bacteria to harbor from air
You'd be surprised what can be airborne. You can get gas line from home depot/lowes for like $0.50/ft.

Definitely replace the beer lines; the gas would be secondary imho.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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Gas line is not always cleaned regularly and it can get nasties if beer backs up into it. I'd replace it all.

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