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Old 04-25-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
Jan 2012
Peoria, Illinois
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I have read every thread I can find on this stuff. After attempting heat guns, boiling water, combination of the two, etc.... I have easily attempted to put the 1/4" barb fitting on the 3/16" hose 50+ times. Finally, I was able to get consistent and get the barbs roughly half way (majority of the barbs in contact... slightly over half probably). Would anyone worry about this? I can throw some clamps on as well but I can't pull these apart by hand. Just don't want to put it in the new keezer build if there is doubt. If this is a problem... I'm just going to go back to standard vinyl from morebeer.

I can also use the heat gun to melt the plastic around the barb a bit closer if that would help as well before clamping.

Thoughts? Didn't see any discussion on how far these have to be on... just that they are a pita to get connected.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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Mar 2008
Tinley Park, IL
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A couple of mine only went on halfway. I clamped them just as a backup but don't think it was necessary. There's only one way to find out if it's sealed... Send a pint through it.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
Jan 2010
St Peters Mo, MISSOURI
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Read this thread and buy a heat gun.

I put fittings on 6 lines... I cussed a LOT until I got my heat gun.

thanks Kevin

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