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Old 10-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Quick disconnects for CO2 lines?

Anybody using QDs for CO2? I'm not talking about keg disconnects here - I'm imagining an easy scenario to unhook my tank from my manifold, then switch over to a Blichmann beergun, then switch over to a sanke, all without having to use stupid hose clamps.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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I am. I'm using pretty much what Bobby M shows in this video...EXCEPT that I couldn't replace the input on my secondary regulator with the Qd, so I have it on the bottle end.


I also then built a little QD thingamagic that when I pulled my bottle out of the keezer and wanted to push some gas into my kegs while cleaning them I could.

I don't have any pictures of that setup, but if I remember, I'll take one tonight.
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I use the standard air compressor QD's.. no problem with inert gasses...
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Thanks y'all - I was sure somebody was doing this and I just wanted to see some examples. This gives me some ideas.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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I also use air compressor QD. I just installed them two weeks back and they seem to be working very well.
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Yes, I am using QDs for CO2, specifically for use with the blichmann beer gun. I use the morebeer.com 1/4 ones -

http://morebeer.com/view_product/17399
http://morebeer.com/view_product/17400
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I use the quick disconnects referenced from morebeer above and they are awesome! The ones that are more expensive have an automatic shutoff valve while disconnected which you don't need on every piece. I only realized this after I bought the expensive ones and installed... oh well...
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Here's what I'm doing. The top two are the QDs from gas bottle to secondary regulator.

And the third pic is what I hook up when I want to flush a keg or something.
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Revvy, what's up with the crazy flushing device? (I have to admire its complexity!) But I assume somewhere in your setup you have a plain old grey gas QD that's already on the end of a CO2 line. And the grey ones fit just fine over the OUT post on a keg. Maybe there's something I'm not aware of like it's too inconvenient to bring a keg over to the serving area or something but my curiosity is piqued!
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This is my main "set and forget" regulator.. the manifold is a soda check valve station so I don't need to worry about opening and closing ball valves when hooking up multiple kegs..
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