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Old 03-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Default Small O-Rings for a Corny keg

I was replacing all the seals on my corny keg last night and I couldn't figure out what the smallest o-ring was for. I went ahead and ordered the seal replacement kit from NB. I obviously figured out where the large seal goes. Then the small ones are for the gas in/beer out connectors. The last seal was a little smaller than these small seals. Is this for the pressure release valve?

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Old 03-17-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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The dip tubes...

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They are for the dip tubes under the post. You should have 2 of them.

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It's for the dip tubes. Unscrew the posts, and the dip tubes lift out. The small o-rings go under the flanges on the dip tubes.

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Sometimes the dip tubes can be deceiving. If they've been locked down for a long time, they look almost like they're welded, and part of the keg. They can be hard to remove.

Make sure to get yourself a wrench that fits the posts and knock them loose. This some times takes the combination of a socket wrench and a 3-pound sledge.

Remove the posts and then reach into the keg and push up on the dip tubes to break them free. THen you'll see the small gaskets.

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Awesome. Thanks everyone for the quick replies and the pics. I tried to remove the posts once to see if there were any seals underneath, but I couldn't get them off. I had my ratchet, and I sat on the keg, and after pulling all my might all I managed to do was spin me and the keg around. I may have to implement a sledge.

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