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Old 08-10-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Well i just got my corny kegs and connectors in today. I got the threaded connectors from more beer thinking they would connect to my tap system. Man was I wrong. The threaded connectors are about 1/4in. wide and the connectors to my tap system are 1/2in. How do I connect the two together?

Any advice would greatly be appriciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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Guess you need to visit a hardware store and get an adapter... Or get the correct fittings from More beer and make a new hose assembly...
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Your keg connectors are 1/4" male flare connectors. I'm not sure what you mean when you refer to the connectors on your tap system. Do you have a picture? If you are using beer faucets or picnic taps, there is typically a barb fitting that accepts a 3/16" or 1/4" ID hose. To attach the hose to your keg connector, go here: http://sdcollins.home.mindspring.com/Plumbing-2.html

Scroll down to "The Flare Fitting". I've got a step by step tutorial for making a hose that will connect to your male flare on your connector.

I actually prefer the threaded connectors. They are much easier to deal with and can be removed quickly and easily for cleaning and reattached just as quickly.

If you have pics of the tap system, it might help determine what you've got.

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Old 08-11-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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I have a Danby Kegerator (the full sized keg version) and it comes with beer lines that have a sanky tap fitting integrated into the line (ie no clamps).

The fitting will fit the top of a tap like this
http://www.beveragefactory.com/faqs/pix/coupler.gif

Sorry I don't have any actual pictures of my system yet.
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On Tap: American Wheat
Primary: Roge I2PA
Secondary (6.5 gal): German Hefeweizen
Secondary (5 gal): Nothing

Conditioning
Keg 1: Nothing
Keg 2: Nothing
Keg 3: Nothing
Keg 4: Nothing
Keg 5: Nothing

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Old 08-11-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Get some 3/16" ID beer line and make new hoses. I prefer the beer line from this place:

http://www.kegman.net/hose.htm#beerline

MoreBeer sells 3/16" beer line that has a very small OD and I didn't think it worked as well. I would use the stuff from kegman.

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Old 08-11-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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Why does the OD of the line matter?
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On Tap: American Wheat
Primary: Roge I2PA
Secondary (6.5 gal): German Hefeweizen
Secondary (5 gal): Nothing

Conditioning
Keg 1: Nothing
Keg 2: Nothing
Keg 3: Nothing
Keg 4: Nothing
Keg 5: Nothing

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Why does the OD of the line matter?
Usually indicative of the strength of the tubing.

 
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:45 PM   #8
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www.superprod.com has great prices on beer line and some other things. I buy my SS shanks, etc. from WWW.micromatic.com

 
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