Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:30 am

I've got a two-tap tower (I think Micromatic, but I don't know) on a Sanyo 4912. I really need to get the lines changed out, but can't get the tower disassembled.

There are two nuts (one for each tap) attaching the shank to the tower and I can't for the life of me get the nuts loose.

I looked at a number of things like this: http://www.homebrewing.org/1-combinatio ... p_958.html

But the problem is that the two nuts are too close together. Am I just stupid?? Anyone else had this problem?
-Steve
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:01 am

Any chance of just cutting the oetiker & threading a new line up from the bottom? Might take a few tries, but I'd imagine if you could get it started it shouldn't be too hard to reach in from the top & pull it the rest of the way on using two fingers. You'd just have to remember to put a new clamp on the end of the hose first, as that could be a bitch to work up the line. You can still pinch it from the top.

My small kegerator has a chrome tower & I messed around with it a little bit, but never changed the hose on it.

Good luck! I don't know of any easy work-arounds.
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Have you tried just screwing the faucet off? That should loosen the nut on the other side.
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:55 pm

Isn't there a swivel nut holding the barb fitting to the shank you can take loose without an exotic wrench?
Post a picture of your situation if you can.
Good luck! :jnj
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:57 pm

captain carrot wrote:Isn't there a swivel nut holding the barb fitting to the shank you can take loose without an exotic wrench?
Post a picture of your situation if you can.
Good luck! :jnj


A lot of those stubby shanks don't unfortunately.
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:01 pm

Ozwald wrote:
captain carrot wrote:Isn't there a swivel nut holding the barb fitting to the shank you can take loose without an exotic wrench?
Post a picture of your situation if you can.
Good luck! :jnj


A lot of those stubby shanks don't unfortunately.

I'm just glad my stubby shank still can! :pop
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:26 pm

captain carrot wrote:I'm just glad my stubby shank still can! :pop


:lol:

That's what I get for buying stuff from KegWorks. But hey, it was my first build & I didn't know any better. Hoping to replace the POS regulator they sold me someday soon.
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Re: Changing lines in my kegerator -- HELP!

Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:51 am

I'll get a pic posted when I get home from work.

I've taken off the faucets, but I think at that point all I have is a shank that's bolted to the tower.

Thanks for your thoughts on this guys.

Cheers!
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