« on: December 11, 2011, 10:14:15 PM »
Should I take all the teflon tape off of the connection, then? There was some tape on the tank when I got it, so I assumed it was necessary.
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They do need to make new ones for the changed threading, yes, but they should keep making the current model as well. I still see a mix of old and new threads on the bottles around here.I made one for juice bottles that had a larger cap and they worked fine, but the pressure distorted the plastic container shape, so I rarely use it. Instead I have used the Carbonator brand on a couple 2 liter bottles for longer storage and like them, but they are pricey. The crankandstein site has a pretty reasonable deal IMO. I picked up a set.
Thanks for the heads up!
Prefer the Carbonator brand. I just use my keg connect from the co2 to force carb PET bottles. They need to come out with new models though because the caps and threads have changed in the past 12 months on soda bottles.
The problem is that 20' of 3/16" tubing isn't enough for 55 psi. If the pressure at the picnic tap is low enough to get a good pour the tap will have no problem holding it. For 55 psi I would start with a much longer length of 3/16" tubing. I know it is supposed to restrict 2.2 lbs per foot (so the 20 feet was 5 feet too short by that measurement) but in my experience it is something less than that.That probably explains it. I was using the Draft Beer Quality Manual and the table in there actually lists the 3/16" tubing at 3 lb/ft, so I figured that, if anything, I had a couple feet too much hose. If the restriction is as low as 2.2 lb/ft, there's definitely an issue.