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Old 07-12-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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I want to replace the beer lines going to my picnic taps from the kegs. This is one area that I don't feel gets cleaned like the rest of the keg setup.

So, I ordered 3/16" tubing and Oetiker clamps. How hard is it to get those clamps off and put new ones on?

I have a blunt nail puller that looks exactly like the "official" tool. Therefore, I plan on using this rather than spend the extra $$$. Do I cut the old clamp off? And then, just squeeze a new one on?

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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you can use plier or what ever you want to get the claps off a small flat head screwdriver I have used, I have used tiny side cutting pliers. etc just kinda depends on how much room you have.

as far as the "tool" your blunt nail puller might work just fine I bought some pliers from harbor freight to use.


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Old 07-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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i bought an official oetiker plier made by knipex off ebay, brand new, for $7.99 including shipping. not a bad deal if you work with them often (i do..)

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:18 AM   #4
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Here you go:

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:03 AM   #5
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I find that twisting a little helps... going the same direction that the little side "hooks" are open.
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