tail and nut replacement

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Hi there,

I am replacing the tail pieces and nuts on the end of my ale lines as they are damaged and leaking. Where do I need to put the ‘o’ ring when putting it all together – there isn’t any in the current set up? :-/

Cheers, Sarah.

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  1. 374 wrote: Hi there,

    I am replacing the tail pieces and nuts on the end of my ale lines as they are damaged and leaking. Where do I need to put the ‘o’ ring when putting it all together – there isn’t any in the current set up? :-/

    Cheers, Sarah.

    By the "O" ring do you mean the rubber washer (or it could be a hop strainer). I think that is what you mean it fits in the recess and provides a seal between the cask tap and the connector itself when the nut is tightened. Does that make any sense?

  2. Yes, it’s the rubber washer.
    I managed to work it out through a bit of trial and error but thank you for your response.
    How often would you recommend replacing the connector components? I’m thinking good maintenance will lead to much less beer loss!!

  3. 374 wrote: Yes, it’s the rubber washer.
    I managed to work it out through a bit of trial and error but thank you for your response.
    How often would you recommend replacing the connector components? I’m thinking good maintenance will lead to much less beer loss!!

    Depends I suppose on how it is looked after, the main problem is usually stripped threads people have difficulty tightening the nuts by hand then use a grips and then strip the thread. As long as you are careful with the nuts and replace the washers or hop strainer when they wear, it should be a long time. Most leakage problems occur with the taps, when they are stripped down for cleaning clean them separately otherwise parts from different taps get mixed up and then leak. Glad you sorted out your problem. 🙂

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