>>Sorry to revive an old thread but what diameter (ID and OD) O-ring would I get? I tried home depot but they had nothing useful in stock so I'll have to order it online. Anyone have a link that could guide me in the right direction?
This is what you want:
#1 - heavily coat the probe, and begin inserting it, and the lube accumulates along the sides of the tube. Pull the probe out, push the extra lube into the tube, and reinsert the probe. Insert it around a foot, then squish it back out (dont pull) and repeat with adding more keg lube.
It took me about 5 minutes to get the probe through to the end.
#2 - the only thing I found hard was getting the outside O ring (the clamp) over the tube. What I ended up doing was fitting the O Ring around a thin pliers, then opening the pliers, expanding the O ring. Then I was able to get the tube through the O Ring.
Once you get the equipment
(thermometer, keg lube, O Rings, tubing), its a half hour project.
If I were to do it again, I think I'd be done in 15 minutes.
I used 3 feet of tubing, so it doesnt come all the way up to the thermometer, which is fine.
I didnt put the tubing past the bend.
Bobby - is there a reason to have the tubing passed the bend?