To start, before I move on to a double tap, I just wanted to split my Co2 line so I can serve and carb at the same time. THe Co2 canister is located on the outside and what I want to do is split the line AFTER it is in the kegerator, rather than drill the hole out larger for a second line.
My friend had these pieces laying around, so I thought I could save some money and use them -
I needed some hose barbs, line and gas ball lock. I just went to a restaurant supply place and bought this but they didn't have the barbs ($8 for 4 ft. of hose?) -
Now, at home, I have the larger red air tube and now I have this thinner tube (which is really a beer line) that fits the ball lock they sold me (which I sorta regret - should have just went to the LHBS).
So now, if I'm correct, I'll need 3 hose barbs - one of which needs to be the smaller size. I know it technically would screw right into my regulator, but like I said, i wanted to avoid drilling into the kegerator. I was going to cut that line and connect it to one of the splits.
So, if I'm understanding this correctly...
1) 1/4 Female End - 5/16 Hose Barb > Into Y splitter (red air line)
2) 1/4 Female End - 5/16 Hose Barb > Out of Y splitter (red air line)
3) 1/4 Female End - 3/16 Hose Barb > Out of Y splitter (clear hose)
Now the specs for those shut off valves say they are 1/4 both ends - but they look different to me. What's the difference between MPT and MFL (i know what they stand for, but not the specifics)?