Fit 4mm Id Line On 6mm Regulator Barb

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Ok, so clearly this would be easier if I had 6mm ID line instead of 4mm, but I have 25m of 4mm line so trying to give it a shot.

So far I have managed to get line on to two out of five barbs on my regulator by heating up the line in boiling water first. I've secured with a hose clamp but I understand that this really isn't an ideal setup.

Anyone got any tips for getting 4mm ID/8mm OD beer line on to 6mm barbs?

Thanks,
 

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Ok, so clearly this would be easier if I had 6mm ID line instead of 4mm, but I have 25m of 4mm line so trying to give it a shot.

So far I have managed to get line on to two out of five barbs on my regulator by heating up the line in boiling water first. I've secured with a hose clamp but I understand that this really isn't an ideal setup.

Anyone got any tips for getting 4mm ID/8mm OD beer line on to 6mm barbs?

Thanks,
Try using a 5mm screw driver or something to stetch the end of the hose first

At least you won't need hose clamps ;)

(its hard enough to get 5mm on 6mm barbs...)
 

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I've got two large barbs and use a hair dryer and a round pen or similar. Shove the pen in while the line is warm, then turn the tap on it with the pen inside.
 

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Needle nose pliers work well - heat up as much as you can using a hairdryer or boiling water, insert pliers, pull handles out to stretch. Works a treat. Generally I get bigger ID for gas though and go John Guest fittings wherever possible
 

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Needle nose pliers work well - heat up as much as you can using a hairdryer or bliling water, insert pliers, pull handles out to stretch. Works a treat.
This

Generally I get bigger ID for gas though and go John Guest fittings wherever possible
And this :)
 

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Be wary of JG directly on the regulator (touching the metal reg).... Cracked on me twice :( down the line JG was ok.
 

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Watch your hands too. The reg connector has bloody sharp edges on the micromatic - I chiseled a chunk off my finger with a 5mm ID fitting ... nearly on, nearly on - SLIP.
 

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Had that same experience yesterday Nick.
 

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If you've managed to get two on you should be able to do the rest as well, just be patient and make sure your water is really boiling while immersing the line.
 

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Mine's on by the skin of its teeth! Doesn't leak. As far as my girly fingers could get it on.

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Here's my solution to the CPBF needing a fat line or a JG fitting. Inner diameter? Meh! :D Beer line. Doesn't leak.

EDIT: I can give cheap STD tests too if you need them.

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