Originally Posted by rich
I dare say you can, but the micro hose is economical because you don't waste much air with it, and a length of rubber hose will only be a few pence.
I think Best Fittings do a more robust micro hose but it's about 25 quid.
Yep, I've used a good wrap of gaffa tape to do the same trick... You can also use a spring if you find one long enough and stiff enough.
I use my 12L to decant into my 3L's. We both have one and the filling shop charges the same to fill the 3L's as it does the 12L... within 2-3 fills of my 12L i've probably paid for my 12L with what it would have cost to fill the 3L's.