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Old 04-02-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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I found Poly tubing at Farm and Fleet for .17 cents each. It's a local store so no shipping. I bought some .170 ID tubing (.07 cents each) and that is just too darn small to get over any of the 1/4" fittings. So I'll have to go back and pick up the actual 3/16 (.185) tubing from there to give it a try. This would be a cheap and almost plastic-taste free way to work my system.



 
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #12
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Maybe it would have been easier to just use ss tubing.


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Old 04-04-2008, 03:57 AM   #13
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Lets not forget that peoples sensitivity to contaminates taste vary greatly.

 
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Maybe it would have been easier to just use ss tubing.
I've thought about SS tubing but just figured it would be too expensive. I'll have to price it though.
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Remember you'll only have to buy it once.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:50 AM   #16
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Been looking for this POLY tubing...I did come up with this...

http://www.polymerplastics.com/fluid_polyeth.shtml#Uses

This seems to be used for potable water and such...does not have a very good description tho. Has anybody done anymore research on this?

I'll keep looking!

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Remember you'll only have to buy it once.
Are you using SS?
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #18
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I do use some ss for my 3 gallon keg I haul around,
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I do use some ss for my 3 gallon keg I haul around,
Interesting. I'm new to kegging and I'm just starting to get my set up together. I have a chest freezer now and I've got four 5gal cornies on the way but I've get to pick up anything else. I'm wondering if SS lines would make sense. I know that they would be harder to route and that they wouldn't offer up much in the way of flexibility in the long run in terms of changing the set up, but I'm wondering what your experience has been like using SS.

Off flavors? Maintaining them? Others?
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:57 PM   #20
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I use plastic in my kegerator at the moment, and it works well for me at the moment, so I haven't had much cause to change it out. I use ss for my portable setup wrapped around the corny in a small igloo cooler for heat transfer purposes only. But there is no off flavour issue, and maintenance is just BLC if necessary.


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