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Troubleshooting DuoTight Fitting and EVABarrier Tubing Leaks

Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks

I’ve done several pressure tests with DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing. Each test has proven the tested components were leak free. Having said that, it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a leak. This happens with any tubing system, that’s why we… check for leaks. Some tips…

  • Check for leaks as you would if you were using standard tubing. DuoTights and EVABarrier are amazing… but not magic. They need to be installed correctly and securely throughout your system. Liquid liquids are easy to spot. Gas leaks are a little more difficult.
  • I highly suggest picking up a DuoTight Pressure Gauge. You can easily add this to your setup and use this technique for checking for gas leaks.
  • If you have a section of EVABarrier tubing that’s marred or damaged, cut off a couple inches to get a fresh end.
  • Make sure you’re pushing the EVABarrier Tubing completely in to your DuoTight Fitting.
  • Make sure you’re pulling your EVABarrier Tubing out firmly to engage the sealing mechanism.
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsI recommend using these on all DuoTight connections. They snap into place pushing the collar out, securely engaging the fitting. They also help prevent bumps and moves from disengaging the connection.
  • If you have a particular fitting that won’t seal… contact the seller or manufacturer to get a replacement. A leaking DuoTight fitting is not normal and I’m guessing your retailer will take care of you. Out of the dozens of fittings I have I’ve had 1 that was non-functional on receipt.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Valuebrew’s DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips are a great addition to any DuoTight setup.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. This makes the connection more secure and reduces the chances of leakage.

These are available in both 8mm and 9.5mm sizes

This write-up is part of my in Depth DuoTight Review – Jump To This Section

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Taprite Dual Pressure, Made in the USA, Regulator – $120, Compare at $185 + FREE Recipe KIt

Taprite Dual Body Regulator

Taprite Dual Body Regulator via Adventures in Homebrewing.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Taprite Dual Body Regulator
This Dual Body Regulator is perfect for those who want to keep different pressure on different beer styles. It is also used for serving and carbonating off the same CO2 tank. These are one of the most consistently accurate/ well built regulators on the market! They stay on pressure even when your CO2 tank level goes down. UL listed. Approved for use by all major breweries. Shutoff Valve is ball type check valve that prevents product back-up into regulator. Solid brass body with extra long nipple. Regulator has “Shut down” safety system (blow off at 55 to 60 PSI.) Permanent Quad-Ring Seal on inlet nipple helps eliminate a source of leaks… no need to use a new fiber washer each time tank is changed. Heavy duty!

Two Line Shut Off w/ 3/8″ Barbs (perfect for 5/16″ Gas Line)
Two Dials to Set Multiple Pressures
Made in the USA


 

A two pressure regulator gives you the ability to keep kegs at different pressures.  This is a requirement to maintain two distinct carbonation levels.  It’s also handy if you want to force carbonate a keg more quickly, at a higher pressure, while maintaining your standard serving pressure on a keg that’s already being served or if you want to have a utility line for purging kegs and such.

As of this posting, Taprite products are Made in the USA.  See: About on Taprite’s Website for current information regarding country of origin.  Print screen 8/8/17

  • This is selling for $119.99.
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

Taprite Dual Body Regulator $95.99 with coupon code LABOR20

Compare: at MoreBeer ($184.99 as of this posting)

Free Beer Kit!

To celebrate National Beer Day AIH is throwing in a free beer kit of your choice (choose from three) when you spend $99 on qualifying merchandise!

Excludes MAP and EDLP items – terms. Playing around with the coupon it looks like it generally does not work with sale items.  Note that you have to add your choice of beer kit to your cart and use coupon code DRINKBEER.

FREE Beer KIt!

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Kegland 2.5 lb CO2 Tank – $59.99 + Free Shipping

CO2 Tank - 2.5 lb Aluminum D1055

2.5 lb CO2 from MoreBeer

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This brand new, 2.5 lb aluminum CO2 tank ships free in the 48 contigous states, and because it is made of aluminum rather than steel you can feel confident that it will never rust. It’s called a 2.5 lb tank because it holds 2.5 lb of compressed (liquified) CO2. 2.5 lb of CO2 is enough to dispense four 5 gallon kegs of homebrew.

All new CO2 tanks are shipped empty and will require either filling or exchanging for a full tank. Most local homebrew shops will stock gas to exchange, and many local welding supply companies can fill tanks on site.

CO2 tanks should always be stored in an upright position.

Dimensions: 14.75″ Tall x 4.25″ wide.

Kegland Part number: KL01441


 

2.5 lb is a great size for portable serving and if you have a smaller space.

  • This is on sale for $59.99.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.  Free shipping can be a big savings for a heavy tank like this.
  • Some add on ideas to help you maximize free shipping… PBW, Sale Items (shows most popular deals first), Kit of the Week, Hop Market (shows most popular deals first)

CO2 Tank – 2.5 lb Aluminum D1055

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Build a DuoTight CO2 Gas Manifold! – for Kegland EVABarrier Tubing

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with their EVABarrier Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and work with double wall EVABarrier tubing.  These are push to connect and require no tubing clamps.  Combine these features with their generally low price and this system and tubing are a game changer for kegerator/keezer owners and builders.

As of this posting, the system has no native manifold option available.  No need to fear, this post details three DuoTight manifold options that you can put together yourself.


Want to Learn More about DuoTights and EVABarrier Tubing?  


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Build 1 – Convert a Flare Based Manifold to DuoTight

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Ball Lock Mini CO2 Gas Regulator 0 to 60 PSI – $23.69 + free prime ship & Portable Serving Resource Post

Mini CO2 Regulator

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Highlighted Features
  • New version gets rid of bad performance: compared to other brand single-stage keg charger, this mini co2 keg charger will buffer and stabilize the pressure transferring speed to prevent the gauge damage caused by sudden high pressure, the pressure holding performance can be comparable to the dual-stage mini keg charger! compared to traditional keg charger without pressure gauge and adjustment knob, this mini regulator allows you to read pressure clearly and set a suitable carbonated value.
  • Anti-damage design and pressure adjustment knob safety design: there is a built-in metal thread ring in the co2 regulator bottom to prevent the bottom from being worn and damaged by the installation turning. there is a pressure adjustment knob on the top of the keg charger, you can decrease pressure value by turning the pressure adjustment knob towards DECREASE direction during working process to keep user and gauge safe.
  • No leaks and quality material: the ball lock tip is designed with a sealing o-ring to guarantee a tight connection between ball lock and brass connector, which will avoid the gas leaks effectively. we also provide a spare ball lock tip white sealing washer for replacement. this co2 keg charger is made of anodised aluminium, not easy to get rusted, smooth body is easy to wipe out to clean.
  • A useful lever wrench for installation: mini co2 regulator is easy to install for using. install a small co2 bottle to the regulator bottom first, fix the brass connector to the regulator by using and turning lever wrench clockwise secondly, then connect the gas ball lock to the co2 regulator and attach this keg charger kit to your beer keg, set your carbonated pressure by pressure adjustment knob finally. turning the adjustment knob towards INCREASE means that you are turning on keg charger.
  • Portable and perfect for being used at various activities: this mini and compact co2 charger dispenser is compatible with 16g cartridge, can be applied to 2L, 3.6L, 5L beer growler keg, allows you to dispense beer, cold brew coffee, soda water, iced tea on barbecue, beach, lake, holiday parties, and other outdoor events. no need to take the large system co2 tank, this light and small beer carbonation equipment lets you enjoy tasty drinking anytime and anywhere.

 

 

Use to serve your keg of homebrew on the go or as a backup in case you run out of CO2.  The good thing about this style of regulator as compared to the handheld injector style is that you can actually set a pressure and forget it.

8/25 3:30 AM Central: This is selling for $23.69. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Dbgogo Hold Stable Pressure 0-60 PSI Mini Keg Regulator, No Leaking Portable Cornelius Corny Beer Growler Outdoor Picnic Party Carbonation CO2 Gas Ball Lock Disconnect keg Charger Dispenser Kit – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Portable Draft Beer Serving Options!

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Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator – Made in the US… $64

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator via Adventures in Homebrewing.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Taprite Primary Dual Gauge Regulator
0-60 PSI, tank fitting, high performance 5/16″ barb with duck-bill shutoff with check valve, red cap
Taprite Regulators continue to meet the various demands of the beverage industry. Robust design delivers performance and reliability. Extremely durable and user friendly poly-carbonate bonnets make adjustments a snap! Pull cap to adjust the pressure and push back to lock it in.


 

As of this posting, Taprite products are Made in the USA.  See: About on Taprite’s Website for current information regarding country of origin.  Print screen 8/8/17

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator – $63.99 when you use promo code FALL20

Compare: at MoreBeer ($89.99 as of this posting)

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Troubleshooting DuoTight Fitting and EVABarrier Tubing Leaks

Leaks? Troubleshooting EVABarrier/DuoTight Leaks

I’ve done several pressure tests with DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing. Each test has proven the tested components were leak free. Having said that, it’s entirely possible that you’ll have a leak. This happens with any tubing system, that’s why we… check for leaks. Some tips…

  • Check for leaks as you would if you were using standard tubing. DuoTights and EVABarrier are amazing… but not magic. They need to be installed correctly and securely throughout your system. Liquid liquids are easy to spot. Gas leaks are a little more difficult.
  • I highly suggest picking up a DuoTight Pressure Gauge. You can easily add this to your setup and use this technique for checking for gas leaks.
  • If you have a section of EVABarrier tubing that’s marred or damaged, cut off a couple inches to get a fresh end.
  • Make sure you’re pushing the EVABarrier Tubing completely in to your DuoTight Fitting.
  • Make sure you’re pulling your EVABarrier Tubing out firmly to engage the sealing mechanism.
  • DuoTight Compatible Locking ClipsI recommend using these on all DuoTight connections. They snap into place pushing the collar out, securely engaging the fitting. They also help prevent bumps and moves from disengaging the connection.
  • If you have a particular fitting that won’t seal… contact the seller or manufacturer to get a replacement. A leaking DuoTight fitting is not normal and I’m guessing your retailer will take care of you. Out of the dozens of fittings I have I’ve had 1 that was non-functional on receipt.

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips

Valuebrew’s DuoTight Compatible Locking Clips are a great addition to any DuoTight setup.  These snap into the collar of DuoTight Fittings and lock connections in place. This makes the connection more secure and reduces the chances of leakage.

These are available in both 8mm and 9.5mm sizes

This write-up is part of my in Depth DuoTight Review – Jump To This Section

Continue reading

20% Off CO2 and Nitrogen Tanks!

  • Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting a single item by 20% as part of a limited time sale.
  • Double Dip… The promo applies to the most expensive qualifying item on each order. There is no “per customer” limit that I’m seeing. That means you can place multiple orders and get in on these deal more than once.
  • Stacking Deals: Promo Eligible Items

Most CO2 and Nitrogen tanks work with this promo.  Use coupon code FALL20 to get the deal.

CO2 and Nitrogen Tanks at AIH

The deal also works on most Taprite regulators

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Ferroday 4 Way CO2 Manifold + Clamps – Serve Multiple Kegs – $24.99, $6.25 per trunk + free prime ship

4 Way CO2 Manifold

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Highlighted Features
  • [Efficient Utilization of CO2]: Four way gas manifold can easily running 4 lines from one CO2 source to split the gas supply and meanwhile achieving more efficient use of CO2 easily. Inlet & Outlet are all 5/16" barbed fittings fit for most home brew gas tubes.
  • [Well Made Commercial Standard]: Machined from a single piece of solid aluminum, high-impact metal, cast brass and stainless steel, and anti-rust chrome plated every stem. Aluminum is lighter than normal steel but still high durability and high impact resistance, great for both home use and commercial use.
  • [Independent Shut Off & Built-in Check Valve]: Each line has its own built-in check valve, all checked after assembly, no failures, no back flow. Each line has its own shut off valve for independent flow control, use this four port manifold to control multiple lines easily.
  • [Pre-examination & Easy Installation]: Water tested after assembly ensures no air leaks. Every unit has been internally cleaned before assembly for better air distribution. Preformed mounting holes on the distributor allow you to secure the manifold on walls or kegs easily in few minutes.
  • [Add to Cart with No Regret]: FERRODAY 4 way gas manifold is ideal for home brewers, bars owners and breweries to easily split gas for beverage dispensing and forced carbonation. We are committed to offer you with high quality product and life time customer service.

 

Use to pressurize multiple kegs off one co2 regulator.  Check valves stop beer or other liquids from back feeding into other lines or your regulator.

9/17 7:30 PM Central: These are selling for $24.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FERRODAY 4 Way Gas Manifold 5/16″ Barbed Integrated Check Valves CO2 Distributor Independent Shut Off CO2 Manifold Gas Distributor for Home Brew Beer Brew – 1 Gas Manifold + 5 Hose Clamps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Ends Today: Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator – Made in the US… $64, Compare at $90

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator via Adventures in Homebrewing.

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Taprite Primary Dual Gauge Regulator
0-60 PSI, tank fitting, high performance 5/16″ barb with duck-bill shutoff with check valve, red cap
Taprite Regulators continue to meet the various demands of the beverage industry. Robust design delivers performance and reliability. Extremely durable and user friendly poly-carbonate bonnets make adjustments a snap! Pull cap to adjust the pressure and push back to lock it in.


 

As of this posting, Taprite products are Made in the USA.  See: About on Taprite’s Website for current information regarding country of origin.  Print screen 8/8/17

Taprite Dual Gauge Regulator – $63.99 when you use promo code LABOR20

Compare: at MoreBeer ($89.99 as of this posting)

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