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Old 11-29-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Weldless Sight Gauge on Keggle at Angle

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So I installed a weldless sight gauge (Fermentap) on my keggle a while back. Apparently the spot I chose was at a slight angle, which didn't seem to be that steep. When I put the sight gauge on, however, it is away from the keg by several inches on the top... I would say it is 5 degrees or so from the vertical... Does anyone have any good suggestions to straighten it up?

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:16 AM   #2
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Can you shorten the eyebolt at the top?

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
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The fermentap style doesn't have an eyebolt at the top. It is only attached at the bottom. They are the ones that morebeer has.

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Remove the sight glass. Then GENTLY massage the area around the hole with a hammer. Go slow and easy. Work the top of the hole inward till it is parallel with the side of the keg. Worked for me!

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Hey,

So I installed a weldless sight gauge (Fermentap) on my keggle a while back. Apparently the spot I chose was at a slight angle, which didn't seem to be that steep. When I put the sight gauge on, however, it is away from the keg by several inches on the top... I would say it is 5 degrees or so from the vertical... Does anyone have any good suggestions to straighten it up?

-Eric
i had a similar issue if your tubing is poly carbonate than use a heat gun to gently heat where the tubing into the weld less fitting and bend it into where you need it be gentle with the heat as because if you get it to hot it will bubble.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:47 PM   #6
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FYI the sight glasses sold by Bobby_M have a slight angle to them to correct for this.

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I guess that's what happens when an actual brewer designs a brewing part

You can tweak the area around the hole in your keg to straighten it out a bit. What size hole is drilled? If it's say 9/16", put a half inch bolt through the hole, head inside the keg, with a thick washer on both sides. Tighten the nut down really hard, then pull upward on the bolt and release. See if the bolt is horizontal. If not, keep pulling.

Woah, they actually get $65 for that setup.

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i had a similar issue if your tubing is poly carbonate than use a heat gun to gently heat where the tubing into the weld less fitting and bend it into where you need it be gentle with the heat as because if you get it to hot it will bubble.
I had to do this on a bobby_m sightglass because I soldered my coupling in the kettle a little crooked. A little bit of heat and gentle bending is all it took to make it right.
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