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Old 10-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Hose clamps or... on co2 lines?

In the past year I have had two slow leaks on my co2 lines which completely drained my cylinder and left me quite thirsty.

I currently use hoseclamps to secure the 1/4" beer tubing lines onto the fittings. However, after putting the lines in the bathtub, I have noticed that if pushed or pulled a certain way, some of those lines will leak.

I was wondering what other people use to secure their lines?


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Old 10-03-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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If you are using 1/4" barbed fittings use 3/16 beer line as the gas line. It's a tight fit and most likely won't even need clamps. Make sure you get the thick wall, soft, beer line. The thin wall stuff at the hardware store gets hard when cold and can leak easily.
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I use John Guest (push lock) fittings and polyurethane line no more leaks

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