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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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120 Piece Stainless Steel Oetiker-Style Clamp Assortment – $17.98, best price + free prime ship

Glarks 120Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear stepless Hose Clamps Assortment Kit

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  • 1. Product Type: High precision single ear hose clamps
  • 2. Material: 304 stainless steel, corrosion-resistant, will not rust for long-term use
  • 3. Package Include: 7-21mm 7 kind of size 120pcs total stored in a clear box, easy to store
  • 4. There is no protrusion and gap in the inner, narrowband design providing a more concentrated sealing pressure
  • 5. Cochlear design ensures continuous clamping during temperature changes or machine vibrations, edge polished smooth, avoid damage to the hose

 

I like the fact that these are… stainless steel, stepless (keep reading) and the fact that they stay tight (keep reading).  These clamps are designed so that there are no steps (gaps) on the inside.  That reduces the possibility that tubing will be torn or damaged.  These are single use clamps.  The upside of that is… Oetiker Stepless clamps will not loosen over time.  When they’re tight, they’re tight.  I really like that for kegerator applications because… A: I don’t like to empty CO2 tanks for no good reason and B: I don’t like standing beer in my kegerator.

See: Oetiker Stepless Clamps for Kegerator Gas and Beer Lines

1/14 4 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $17.98. 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 orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Glarks 120Pcs 7-21mm 304 Stainless Steel Single Ear stepless Hose Clamps Assortment Kit – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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DuoTight Fittings Sale at MoreBeer! + Hands on Review

  • DuoTight Fittings and Accessories along with EVABarrier Tubing are… awesome.  In my opinion, the system is a game-changer for kegerator owners and builders.
  • As of this posting MoreBeer has select DuoTight Fittings on sale.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

DuoTight Sale at MoreBeer – sorts to show on sale items first

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40 Piece Assortment Tool-less Key-Type Adjustable Clamps – $11.99 + free prime ship

Hilitchi 40 Piece 8-29mm Key-Type Adjustable Hose Clamp Assortment Kit

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  • High Quality Key Type Hose Clamp, Easy to use, don’t require any tools to tighten or loosen.
  • Metal: Plastic + Metal
  • Package Quantity: 40pcs (5 sizes, each size 8pcs)
  • Fit Hose Diameter: 8-12mm, 10-16mm, 13-19mm, 16-25mm, 19-29mm
  • Organized Within A Convenient Plastic Storage Case, Plastic Case Can Be Reused

 

I like key-type clamps.  No need to find a tool to loosen or tighten.

1/12 12:30 AM Central: These are 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

Ends Today: DuoTight Sale at William’s Brewing! + Stacking Freebie

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting the whole lineup by 15%. Discount reflected in cart, no coupon code required.

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

Stacking… Free Set of Can Style Glasses

William’s Nucleated Beer Can Glass – remember coupon code FREECAN with $99 purchase

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Last Call, Ends Tonight: DuoTight Sale at William’s Brewing! + Stacking Freebie

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting the whole lineup by 15%. Discount reflected in cart, no coupon code required.

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

Stacking… Free Set of Can Style Glasses

William’s Nucleated Beer Can Glass – remember coupon code FREECAN with $99 purchase

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Top Content Countdown… Our Most Popular Review of 2021!

Kegland’s DuoTight Fittings are designed to work with EVABarrier Double Wall Tubing.  They offer quick, reliable connections, easy implementation, a variety of fitting options and feature amazing versatility.  They’re also, generally speaking, very well priced.  DuoTights are push to connect fittings and require no tubing clamps.


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William’s Brewing is discounting DuoTight and EVABarrier by 15% as part of a short sale. Ordes of $99 or more also get a free set of nucleated beer can glasses.


How to Use DuoTight Fittings – No Tools or Clamps Needed!

DuoTights feature a unique double EPDM O-ring design.  Coupling and uncoupling is quick and easy and requires no tools or clamps.

DuoTight Ball Lock QD on Left, Compatible EVABarrier Tubing on RightMaking a pressure capable connection is as easy as pushing the tubing all the way in the fitting and firmly pulling the tubing out.To disengage the connection press the collar toward the fitting body and pull on the tubing.  A couple tools are available to help with this process.  See below for photos and links.


Finding DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing, Review Continues Below:

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DuoTight Sale at William’s Brewing! + Stacking Freebie

duotight fittings

  • DuoTight Fittings are awesome: Easy to use push to connect fittings compatible with EVABarrier lined tubing.  Clamp-less installation and reconfiguration.
  • Lots of options mean the DuoTight system is flexible and full featured.’
  • Check out my extensive Hands on Review
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items

William’s Brewing is discounting the whole lineup by 15%. Discount reflected in cart, no coupon code required.

Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

Stacking… Free Set of Can Style Glasses

William’s Nucleated Beer Can Glass – remember coupon code FREECAN with $99 purchase

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New Beer Line Tidy for EVABarrier Tubing, Our DuoTight Hands on Review & Freebie When You Upgrade

Beer Line Tidy

Kegland Beer Line Tidy via William’s Brewing

This simple adhesive holder is perfect for organizing your EvaBarrier beer and gas lines. Just remove the backing and stick. 4″ long, these hold 5 beer lines each.

New to DuoTight Fittings and EVABarrier Tubing?  It’s awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review

Beer Line Tidy!

See the Whole Lineup – Kegland DuoTight Fittings and Accessories!

Trick Your System Out w/DuoTight & Get a Free Set of Can Style Glasses

  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99 or more and enter web coupon code FREECAN at checkout and you’ll get a free set of can style beer glasses from William’s Brewing.
  • No need to add the glasses to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

William’s Nucleated Beer Can Glass – remember coupon code FREECAN

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

1/2″ ID Food Grade Silicone High Temp Tubing – 6 ft

PRECUT 1/2" ID Silicone Tubing - 6 ft

PRECUT 1/2″ ID Silicone Tubing – 6 ft

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  • Pre-Cut Coils of Silicone Tubing, 1/2″ID
  • Pre-Cut Coils
  • Color: Semi-Transparent
  • Food Grade, 500 F Max Temp Rating

 

PRECUT 1/2″ ID Silicone Tubing – 6 ft – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link