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Old 04-13-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Can you put any kind of ball lock keg post on a ball lock keg?

The used kegs I picked up have some odd posts that my LHBS doesn't carry and the poppets need replacing. I certainly don't mind buying stuff online, but it'd be nice if I had something compatible if I ever needed a quick replacement part.

I don't know what kind they are right now... only descriptive I have is that the gas post requires a star wrench rather than a hex. That said, I'd like to just swap everything out (gas and liquid) for the firestone posts sold on kegconnection. They looks similar in profile - just that the gas isn't the star shape. This way I can get parts from the LHBS if needed.

Thanks for the info!

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http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm
Post sizes and good info
gas post are either 12point(star) or will have a notch cut into the corners of a 6pt hex
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based on the info in that link (thanks), it looks like the threads are all 18 and, therefore (presumably), interchangeable.

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All ball lock gas and or liquid posts are NOT compatible with all kegs. I found that out the hard way after buying a batch kegs then taking all the posts off

Make sure you keep the posts and kegs they are associated with together or expect big headaches.

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gas posts have the little notches in the base. liquid do not.

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