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#1 jammer

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:41 PM

Refrigerator converted to kegerator.  3 taps out the front door.  The taps are just slightly taller than the corny kegs.   How much beer line per tap? 

 

ETA:  3/16 ID, 7/16 OD.


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#2 Mando

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:44 PM

Refrigerator converted to kegerator.  3 taps out the front door.  The taps are just slightly taller than the corny kegs.   How much beer line per tap? 

 

ETA:  3/16 ID, 7/16 OD.

 

I'd start with something like 5 or 6 feet.  I generally prefer a little more line so that you can serve at higher pressure.  I like my beer pretty bubbly though.

 

eta:  I'm sure there is a calculator out there that will take into account temperature and desired level of CO2 or something.


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#3 jammer

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 05:56 AM

I vaguely remember some formula for calculating line needed, but having a hard time finding it.  The two sources I found said to start with 8-10 feet, preferably 10 then trim down as needed.  So all three lines are now completely rebuilt and sanitized.  A few more days of carbonation and ill be pouring cold beer out of that bad boy again.  Thanks for all your help guys!


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 06:00 AM

I do like you did and always go on the longer side and cut down if needed.  I just replaced all mine this weekend with this stuff https://www.morebeer...ceholder.html. I had bought this one because I needed longer lines and then I want and moved the freezer so I do not need them as long.  I ended up with two that were 12 feet and 2 that were about 8 feet.  See what happens when I pour the shorter ones.


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 07:47 AM

Wow! Pretty long. Do you do this for picnic taps too?
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 01:37 PM

I have a picnic tap lying around here somewhere.  I made it many years ago, cant remember if I have actually poured beer through it or not.    Anyway, its about 5 feet long, IIRC.


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