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Old 07-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #11
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Great story! I second Bobby's idea.

Silicone tubing is great for hot transfers and I use it for all my cold, low pressure transfers. I has much less memory from coiling up than vinyl hose.

Real thick walled vinyl beer line is the only way to go.


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Old 07-28-2008, 03:06 PM   #12
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yea the tubing they sold you is obviously inadequate. but I cant think of any reason why silicone tubing of the proper thickness and quality cant be used. I guess I would be thank it didnt blow and hurt anyone or even worse empty a keg of beer on the floor. what pressure was it set at?
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:19 PM   #13
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What a complete tool. I'd go back to the place and beat him with it.
after you fill it with water and let it freeze overnight
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:27 PM   #14
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How far is "out of town"? You have to wonder whether the guy didn't know what he was talking about or just wanted to sell you what he had in stock. My local place, for some unknown reason, doesn't stock the 3/16" beerline; they wanted to just sell me the 1/4" stuff, and had no clue when I started asking them questions about how much length I would need to balance it, etc (they were completely dumbfounded when I explained the whole "longer line, slower but better pour" concept).
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:37 PM   #15
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something like part number 51735K26 from mcmaster-carr high purity silicone, food grade, and rated for 125psi at 68f. its f-ing expensive but it should work. its braid reinforced tubing, thats most likely why it can handle the pressure.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #16
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1-24 Ft. $11.12 per Ft.
25 or more $9.27 per Ft.
This is pretty cool, though...

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Wee bit of overkill, though!
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:00 PM   #17
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Micromatic has 3/16" I.D. vinyl beer line hose for $0.80/foot. Here's there take on it.

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3/16" I.D. vinyl hose is used for the beer hose in most applications where the distance between the keg and the faucet is less than 5’. The small I.D. (inside diameter) provides the correct restriction to the beer flow balancing against the pressure applied to the keg.

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This size hose is not appropriate for use in lengths longer then 5' as a higher then normal keg pressure would be required to dispense the beer and this would result in over carbonated (foamy) beer.

This brewery approved hose will not rot, swell, or dry out and is unaffected by normal beer line cleaning chemicals.
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+1 on Vinyl
There is absolutely no reason to use silicone tubing in a high pressure environment. It's simply not suited for the application.
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yea the tubing they sold you is obviously inadequate. but I cant think of any reason why silicone tubing of the proper thickness and quality cant be used. I guess I would be thank it didnt blow and hurt anyone or even worse empty a keg of beer on the floor. what pressure was it set at?
It was only set at 10 PSI. Strange it would pour a perfect glass and then pour a glass of foam. I replaced the tubing tonight and it's pouring great now. Lot easier to see the beer in the vinyl tubing as well.
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+1 on Vinyl
There is absolutely no reason to use silicone tubing in a high pressure environment. It's simply not suited for the application.
It's exactly what is necessary in many turbo applications. Of course the silicone is reinforced, but it's necessary in high temp environments.


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