I would like to replace the barb fitting on the low-pressure side of my dual-guage regulator with a female quick-dissconnect. I would attach the male part of the disconnect to the gas line.
I'm not sure how to describe the style of quick disconnect I have on-hand, so here's a picture:
Is this as leak-proof as the traditional barb fitting with hose clamp?
For those who care, here's why I want to do this. I ferment in a 10 gallon Cornelius keg. When the fermentation is done, I move the beer to a 5 gallon serving keg. I move it by pushing with CO2. Since I only have a single CO2 tank and regular, I have to disconnect the gas line from the regulator so I can move the tank and hook up a different gas line.
Over time, the gas line starts to widen out where it's pushed over the barb. To maintain a tight seal, I have to continually trim the gas line, removing the widened out section. A quick disconnect would solve this problem nicely.