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Tony

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Hey folks.

I just purchased a second hand 4 tap cobra font, and i plan to give it a birthday before putting it to use.

I have removed the pushloc fittings from the tap to see what parts i need to fit new beer line.

All i need is the little white tapered nylon compression fitting. The ones on the old line have been squashed down and wont push over the new (8mm OD) beer line.

I have done some searching on the Andale website but cant find these replacement parts.

Can anyone help?

cheers

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Hey folks.

I just purchased a second hand 4 tap cobra font, and i plan to give it a birthday before putting it to use.

I have removed the pushloc fittings from the tap to see what parts i need to fit new beer line.

All i need is the little white tapered nylon compression fitting. The ones on the old line have been squashed down and wont push over the new (8mm OD) beer line.

I have done some searching on the Andale website but cant find these replacement parts.

Can anyone help?

cheers
tony, your best bet would be to ring andale and ask for the part, there are heaps of fittings they stock that are not listed on their website

i thought there was a little metal nipple that gets shoved into the line before screwing together ?
 

Tony

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no metal insert....... i know the fitting you are talking about and this one is different..... its just a strait up compression fitting.

I am gong to have a shot at stretching the nylon fitting out with a bit of hot water..... i don't like my chances though.

cheers
 

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Haha tight arse homebrewer alert :)

I found a screwdriver with an 8mm shaft, a soak in hot water and slip it over the screw driver.... let cool and it now fits on the new beer line :)

Woo hoo
 

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I took the funky (syrup glue stuck shut) pushloc fitting and soaked them overnight in a PBW (ALL HAIL PBW) solution. This brought them up as good as new.

I then put the nylon bushes in a jug filled with boiling water, along with a phillps head screwdriver with an 8mm dia, and pre drilled a bit of wood with an 8.5mm hole



I sat a hot nylon bush over the hole in the wood and pushed the hot screwdriver through..... stretching the nylon bush back to 8mm.



I then cooled the bush under cold water and slid off the screwdriver.



It now fits on the tube ..... yay



and 4 clean, rebuilt pushloc fittings with new beer line..... zero cost.



cheers
 

Tony

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and fitted up with the stout tap ready for service (soon)

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and fitted up with the stout tap ready for service (soon)
Looking good mate - now you only need a handpump and your life would be complete ;-)

Dave
 

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh Dave..... that's not fair!

You have me thinking now :p
 

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