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Old 06-18-2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default $10 Tap line cleaning system.

I needed to clean my taps tonight and decided to stop by lowes and see what I could get. I am sure this is not a new concept but I figured I would share.

$8 garden sprayer
$2 adapter
Free: Spare parts laying around. Including ball lock poppet, brass barb, and brass tube. You could make it with one adapter and barb if buying new.




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Old 06-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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That looks great. I like it.

But, why not use a corny and CO2 pressure since you already have them (and have to clean them anyways).


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Old 06-18-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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cost of co2 vs one time cost? thats my guess.
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Dude... people pay money to see me flex these pythons. If no ones payin, I'm not pumpin.

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cost of co2 vs one time cost? thats my guess.
That is mostly it but also it is just easier. I can fill that guy up, and be ready to put the next keg right on tap. Then I don't have to worry about cleaning the keg and sanitizing it before cleaning my lines. Plus in my small little closet it is easier to carry that little guy in and work with it.

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Nice. I have a similar set up, but not with a poppet.
Mine just has a barbed FPT on the end of the hose (and a double ended MPT depending what I attach it to).
I like the poppet, because it "shuts off" when you disconnect (I guess I could put on and inline valve).
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I just use a tub, PBW, and 12 hours of soak.

Works everytime and everything is spotless clean.
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Nice. I have a similar set up, but not with a poppet.
Mine just has a barbed FPT on the end of the hose (and a double ended MPT depending what I attach it to).
I like the poppet, because it "shuts off" when you disconnect (I guess I could put on and inline valve).
The poppet is nice becuase I don't have to disconnect any tubing just attach and open up the tap handle. It works pretty slick.
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I'm liking this!
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Hmm, I've heard of similar ideas, but seeing it like this it really is a nice looking solution.


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