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Old 02-10-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
anthonyadams
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Well I finally got the money saved up and got three new perlicks. My previous lines were 5' long I had no issues with foam. But when I installed the perlicks I shortened them to 4' and foam became a problem. So I got new line and made the line 6' and I'm still having an issue any ideas as to what the problem is? temp or co2 pressure hasn't been changed

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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What pressure are you dispensing at? Also what's the temp?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:17 AM   #3
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Pressure about 9 and temp is 40

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:52 AM   #4
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My bet is the Perls are much less restrictive than conventional rear-seal faucets, with the result causing gas break-out. I'd upgrade your beer lines to 10 feet of 3/16" ID tubing and I bet that'd cure your foam problems...

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #5
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I agree. I think you need longer lines.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:14 AM   #6
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Tubing or beer line? Is there a difference or will FDA approved 3/16 vinyl do

 
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