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Old 12-17-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Well, my father in law had an old ball lock corny sitting in one of his barns, dug it out, and left it in my driveway the other day. I opened it up just now and found that it's missing the beer out dip tube (the long one).

My question is: does anyone have any ideas on how to replace this without ordering a new tube online (my LHBS is small and can't get dip tubes). Does anyone have any experience with using something else in its place?

I have 5 gallons of Edwort Haus Pale ready to keg! Thanks.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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I think you could just use a piece of 3/8" copper tube and flare one end. Lemme double check on the diameter, though.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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In theory you could get a length of SS tubing, bend a flange on it and be good to go.

In practice, if you plan on using the corny on a regular basis, it might make sense to find the correct replacement tube.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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Could be 1/4" tube, not sure, just match it up to the size of the gas in tube and get the appropriate length. You'll need a flare tool to make it work.
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I think you could just use a piece of 3/8" copper tube and flare one end. Lemme double check on the diameter, though.

Not a good idea to use copper. It reacts with CO2.
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Good idea. The flare is going to be the difficult part. I'll stop by Home Depot tomorrow after work and check out their SS tubing (which I'm sure is nonexistent...).

 
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Just found this: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...e-23-long.html

$20 for a dip tube. You can almost pick up a used keg for that much. I take back what I said earlier about buying a replacement.
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Would flexible aluminum tubing work?
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:21 PM   #9
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$5 dip tubes at Chi.
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$5 dip tubes at Chi.
Thanks for that link. It's the best price yet, although the shipping is $10.20 for USPS Priority.

I think I'm going to stop into a few hardware stores and see what they've got for me. If not, I'll order the tube (+ a complete set of new O-rings, just because) from CHI.

 
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