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Old 08-12-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Ok, so I broke down and drove to the other LHBS to grab some parts so that I could carb up. We bought some line, a t-splitter and 2 lines out to the gas disconnects.

The problem - the nipple on my regulator is much larger than the ones on the disconnects, which means I can't put the hose on.

What the HELL?!? This keg stuff just is not going my way.
Aside from going back down there (45 minute drive, $4 in tolls + gas money) and getting a new shutoff valve in the correct dimensions (another $10).

Do they have stuff like this at home depot or something? What the hell ELSE can go wrong?


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Old 08-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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If you have a local gas distributor they should have all the fittings you need. Look for welding supply places.


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Old 08-12-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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Just how big are the barbs on regulator shutoffs? I know the disconnects are 1/4". You can get 1/4" hose on up to a 3/8 hose barb if you heat it in boiling water for a minute. I did it.
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Bobby, you may be a genius.

I'm going to give this a try. If all else fails, I can go to the LHBS or a gas supplier tomorrow, however I really want to get started tonight so that I can be drinking by Friday.
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Update - Bobby_M's boiling trick worked like a charm. Well, not quite as smooth, but a few minutes of boiling water, some needle nose pliars to open the hole a little, and a little elbow grease - it did the trick.

Now, to see if we can figure out how NOT to blow the kegs apart. :P

Thanks again Bobby!


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