Originally Posted by zachattack
4 feet may work for you (I'm not saying it doesn't!) but most of us have found that the standard 5' of tubing is not nearly enough. So while I'm glad it works in your system, most of us don't share the same experience
The line length calculators make a lot of assumptions that generally renders them useless for home kegerators.
I started with 5 feet but every now and then I'd shift things around and cut off an inch from each end...thus the four feet. At some point I'll be too short and spring for some new lines, but for now I'm cheap.
Balancing the system is a bit of an art, depending on the line type, size, faucet, pressure and probably the alignment of the starts/planets (I think the age of aquarius is over now so factor that in as well), but once you get it working it's a sweet thing for sure.