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Old 03-24-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Okay, this is what I just took off of my converted keg:


I took it aprt and laid the parts out exactly how it was put together. On this pic, the kettle wall goes in between the first o-ring and the bulkhead fitting. This doesn't look right to me. Does everything look right to you guys? I bought this thing pre-assembled from my HBS, and it leaks like a damn sieve. I mean it is dripping water steadily, almost a stream of drips every second or so. I took it apart, re-tightened, still leaked. Loosened it, still leaks. I'm going to throw it across the street and buy a zymico weldless bulkhead instead, unless you expert troubleshooters can tell me if it is missing a piece or something. This looks like the one they sell on morebeer's site, FWIW. Any known problems with those?

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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Shouldn't the rubber closest to the ball valve go next to the kettle wall?

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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Was there teflon tape that you removed? If not, I would expect leakage through the threads. Whether or not having an o-ring on other side would be sufficient to stop that, I'm not sure. On my coolertun I only have an o-ring on the inside, and with teflon tape that prevents any leaking.

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Old 03-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, I would also say:
nut->washer->o-ring->kettle->o-ring->ball valve with teflon tape on the threads.

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Shouldn't the rubber closest to the ball valve go next to the kettle wall?
I thought that too, but it looks to me like you should have another SS washer against the bulkhead fitting then too. Otherwise the washer still won't sit flat against the keg wall.

EDIT: BTW, no teflon tape was removed from any of the connections.
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I'm not very good at this stuff, but from the pic on the Northern Brewer web site it looks your parts are reversed.

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From B3:


Nothing against the outside of the keg wall, from what I can see. no idea where the second smaller o-ring is. I'm stumped.

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"Nothing against the outside of the keg wall, from what I can see. no idea where the second smaller o-ring is. I'm stumped."



You can't see it because it is probably in the milled out part of the big brass nut. From the picture, it looks like you had the parts in the correct places. Maybe teflon tape is all that you need....

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You can't see it because it is probably in the milled out part of the big brass nut.
Why would you put an o-ring there though? It has no purpose in that spot.
The order has to be messed up somehow.
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Look at this:

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