should this nut and barb come off?

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Michele Craft

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Hi all,

Recently ordered 2 D couplers and an S coupler from micromatic. I thought the gas side nut should come off so I can swap from the barn to an MFL tailpiece. I didn't want to crank on it too hard with the wrench but it won't budge (I only tried 1 of 3). SHOULD the thing actually come off?

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Man, it took me awhile to get this ("barn" really messed with my brain - then again, I have been drinking homebrew a little :))

Anyway...yes, you should be able to spin the nut and barb off either gas or liquid sides. That's pretty much the whole point of their existence - to be removable - otherwise the tap manufacturer would just cast barbs on both connections and call it done.

Use more oomph :)

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Oof.. Long day at work and I should have proofread what I typed. But thank you, I'll give it a go tomorrow
 
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