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Old 10-07-2007, 01:27 AM   #1
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Iam just starting to put together all the stuff i need to start kegging. Iam looking at co2 regulators and i see some for sale with 3/8" O.D. Outlet Barb and some with 5/16". I plan on just running one keg to start.

Besides ones bigger than the other whats the difference in using 3/8 or 5/16 ??

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Old 10-07-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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None whatsoever. Either can handle the gas volume for a dozen cornies. I clamp all of my connections anyway, I don't trust barbs.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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I was told the 3/8" was the soda industry standard. I found this out after I bought my 3/8" manifold and 5/16" ball lock disconnects. They both work.
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