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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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Lockdown Silica Gel with Rechargeable Beads [Kegerator Condensation] – $14.39 + free prime ship

Lockdown Silica Gel with Rechargeable Beads, Compact Design and Various Sizes for Vault Humidity Control and Rust Prevention

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Highlighted Features
  • DIMENSIONS: 4.5" diameter x 6.5" H
  • SPECS: Protects up to 57 cubic feet
  • EASE OF USE: Crystals change color once fully saturated and can be easily recharged in the oven
  • RELIABLE: Prevents condensation, mildew and rust by absorbing moisture from the air
  • CONVENIENT: Avaliable in various shapes, sizes and mounting options to ensure your space is protected from unwanted humidity
  • GUARANTEED: This product is covered by a 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty. For questions or warranty contact us at support@lockdown.com

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

This is similar in concept to the Eva Dry E-500 – Hands on Review.  It contains desiccant material that absorbs moisture (in places like your kegerator).  The desiccant beads change colors as this takes place to let you know when the unit needs to be recharged.  This one differs from most of the models that we’ve featured on Homebrew Finds because instead of plugging in to drive off accumulated moisture you heat the Lockdown in the oven to recharge.

10/1 3 PM Central: This is on sale for $14.39. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Lockdown Silica Gel, 750 grams – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Inkbird ITC-308 WiFi Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller – Lightning Deal – OR – HALF OFF COUPON

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

In my opinion the original ITC-308 was and is a game changer as far as homebrew temp controllers.  In comparison to available controllers available at the time the ITC-308 was released, it offered loads more features, including dual stage control, for a fraction of the price.  Game changer!  The addition of Wi-Fi control and monitoring to this great controller has made a great temp controller even better.  Check out our Hands on Review of the ITC-308.  That includes a section on the WiFi version.

Lightning Deal…

As of this posting, this offering is discounted as a Lighting Deal. It’s discounted 30% to $34.99. That’s a great deal for this great controller.  Valid today 10/1 only.

Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat

OR… HALF OFF…

Or, this offering is selling for $50. Apply the 50% off coupon, available on the product page, and the price drops to $25 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

INKBIRD Temperature Controller WiFi Test – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

I’m aware of two different Amazon listings for the ITC-308. From time to time other listings pop up including combos. This listing appears to be the ITC-308 + WiFi

Also: Yeast Starters & Fermentation | Kegerator Tips & Gear | Inkbird ITC308 Review

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Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Dual Stage Temp Controller [Kegerator or Fermentation] – $26.25 on Lightning Deals + Hands on Review

ITC-308 Dual Stage, Pre-Wired Digital Temperature Controller by Inkbird

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Highlighted Features
  • 🥇🥇【Easy to use】 Supports °C/°F display.
  • 🥇🥇【Dual relay】able to power refrigeration and heating equipment as conditions change.
  • 🥇🥇【Dual Display Window】Displays measured temperature and set temperature at the same time.
  • 🥇🥇【Buzzer Alarm】High and low temperature alarms are available when the temperature is over or the sensor experiences a malfunction.
  • 🥇🥇【Safety】Maximum output load: 1100W(110V). Customize temperature and compressor delay, protecting your refrigeration/heating equipment.

 

This controller can control both a heating and cooling device.  Alternatively, it can control a heating or a cooling device.

Use to control fermentation or kegerator temperatures. This is a great controller. Check out my Hands on Review

As of this posting, this is set to be discounted as a Lighting Deal starting at 11:05 AM Central on 9/5. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Inkbird ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller 2-Stage Outlet Thermostat Heating and Cooling Mode Carboy Homebrew Fermenter Greenhouse Terrarium 110V 10A 1100W – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

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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Wrap Around Kegerator Drip Tray Bar Mat – $11.99 + free prime ship

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator

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

  • Overall Dimensions: 12″x 7″ x 1/2″(thick)
  • Cutout Dimensions: 4.5″ x2″, Suits most Tower Base
  • Material: Made of non-toxic PVC, safe and anti-corrosion.NO WORRY about rust any more!
  • A Soft PVC Drip Tray Will Definitely be a good helper for your home brewing equipment.
  • Lay flat on counter top.

 

9/29 3:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $11.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

12×7 inches PVC Drip Tray for Home Brewing, Kegerator – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Taprite 3 Tap Stainless Steel Tap Tower – Made in the USA… $225, HALF Off + Free Beer Recipe Kit

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Taprite 3 Tap T Tower via Adventures in Homebrewing

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This 3 Tap T Tower features a polished stainless steel finish and chrome plated faucets. Pour up to 3 products in this air-cooled tap tower!

Features:
Laser Cut Precision which results in a virtually air tight seal on your tower
16 gauge stainless steel and brass
Interior stainless steel tower folds
1/4″ Rubatex Box insulation
Shanks are machined with built-in collar and tailpieces

Tower comes complete with:
3 Faucets
Commercial Fittings
Beer Lines


 

  • This is on sale for $224.95. That’s a massive savings $225.04 from it’s $449.99 list.
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses.
  • As of this posting, Taprite brand products are made in the USA.

Taprite 3 Tap T Tower

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.

This tower seems to be an exception and IS working with the free beer kit promo as of this posting.  Remember promo code DRINKBEER.

FREE Beer KIt!

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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.


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Build 1 – Convert a Flare Based Manifold to DuoTight

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MoreBeer Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler – $6.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

 Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler D1270

Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler from MoreBeer

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Also called a faucet positioner because it angles big tap handles from touching the wall or refrigerator. Installs on top of beer faucet lever and then the tap handle thread into this bonnet angler.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $6.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount

Beer Faucet Bonnet Angler D1270

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