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Old 11-14-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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i have a few and was wondering if they can be used effectively maybe even change out the couplers?

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Old 11-14-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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I have both pin and ball lock. I gotta say I love the pin lock cornies, they are awesome.

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Old 11-14-2009, 03:32 AM   #3
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I have all pins and I love them. You can't accidentally put the wrong disconnect on a post and I just feel they are more secure (that is probably just a delusion though)

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Old 11-14-2009, 04:17 AM   #4
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Not worth the money they were purchased with at all.... I'll pay shipping to get them here so I can dispose of them for you....

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i love my pin locks.. i just wish they were more readily available.. i think it is safe to say that ball locks are more common online and on craigslist which kinda sucks. even around here in coke land(atlanta georgia), the ball locks are more common

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When I used cornies I always used pin locks. Coca Cola would not use an inferior design

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Get a set of pin lock disconnects and try them out. Set up a two (or more) tap system that uses a combination of ball and pin lock kegs. Alternately, just use quick disconnects to switch out your keg fittings when switching from ball lock to pin lock and back.

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Aren't the pin lock disconnects more expensive and the kegs wider meaning less can be stored in a keezer/kegerator? Can someone explain how they are better or why they love them more than ball locks. Just curious as I've never seen one.

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Aren't the pin lock disconnects more expensive and the kegs wider meaning less can be stored in a keezer/kegerator? Can someone explain how they are better or why they love them more than ball locks. Just curious as I've never seen one.
The disconnects can be purchased for the same price.
They are slightly wider, but I can still fit two in my Sanyo 5912.

The nice thing is that the gas side has two pins, and the liquid has three. You can't get them mixed up. I also find it easier to connect and disconnect then ball locks.
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Pinlock kegs are about 1" wider and a tad shorter than ball lock. Not a big deal in most instances but can be critical in others.

There's a theoretical possibility to change pinlocks to ball lock but you'd need to have the same thread and interior height on the disconnects.

I started with pinlock, now have a mix of ball and pinlock. If I could find enough pinlocks I'd use em exclusively.

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