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Old 01-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
Jewrican
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I am putting the final touches on the kegerator (keezer) and just got the CO2 tank. I noticed that when I placed the (red) gas hose on the quick disconnect, it went on without any pressure at all really - the QD is 1/4 and the hose is 5/16.

Do I need to get an adapter to make this fit more secure or should i just tighten down a clamp really tight and leave it?

I have a clamp for it, this hose:

Hose, Gas, Red, 5/16 ID, 9/16 OD, Per Foot

and this quick disconnect:

Disconnects (Set of 2) for IN (GAS) and OUT (liquid) Pin Lock 1/4"Barb

Now i see that they sell them with the 5/16ths connection that I really needed.

So whatcha think? Leave the tight clamp on there or is there an adapter that I can/should purchase?


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Old 01-22-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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The way I have mine set up is with 5/16" hose and 1/4" barbed QDs. I haven't noticed any leaks at the connection at all. I cranked down the hose clamps pretty good as well.

Hope this helps.



 
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
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Though I have ball lock I went with the threaded fittings:

Disconnects (Set of 2) for IN (GAS) and OUT (liquid) Pin Lock 1/4"MFL


Use these for your CO2 line:

1/4" Flare to 5/16" Tubeing (FFL to Barb) Swivel Nut


And use these for your beer lines:

1/4" Flare to 1/4 Tubeing (FFL to Barb) Swivel Nut


Then you don't need to worry about what size tubing you use, as you can always change out the swivel nut.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by storm1477 View Post
The way I have mine set up is with 5/16" hose and 1/4" barbed QDs. I haven't noticed any leaks at the connection at all. I cranked down the hose clamps pretty good as well.

Hope this helps.
Has anyone else done this long term with no problems. I would prefer not to have to buy the QD's again. This project gets too $$$ ha ha ha. Everytime i turn around I am buying something else.
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