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Old 01-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #11
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pin locks do not come with a manual overpressure valve
5 out the last 8 I bought did

bought them from a soda place for all of 20 bucks

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Old 01-29-2014, 01:05 AM   #12
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I was asking the same question when I bought into kegging. I have always a been a Pepsi guy, had to say that. I went with the Ball lock, I have three kegs in my Keezer. Here is what I found: It might be just me, but I have a hard time telling the difference between the In and Out posts. I have to look at the worn down writing. With this being said and the fact that the Pin kegs are cheaper and more available, I wish I would have goen the Pin route.

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:55 AM   #13
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I dont know if you are trying to prove me wrong or prove me right.
not trying to prove anything my friend

just a statement that 5 out of the last 8 I bought had manual pressure relief valve

which is not a big deal one way or another they sell a 2 dollar item called a poppet depressor to bleed off pressure in a pinlock

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My choice came down to all club events and setup takes ball lock. Seems to be more compatible with my circles.

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I was asking the same question when I bought into kegging. I have always a been a Pepsi guy, had to say that. I went with the Ball lock, I have three kegs in my Keezer. Here is what I found: It might be just me, but I have a hard time telling the difference between the In and Out posts. I have to look at the worn down writing. With this being said and the fact that the Pin kegs are cheaper and more available, I wish I would have goen the Pin route.
I've heard of people remedying this by having different colored post o-rings. Also if both posts are hex posts then the gas side will have a slit going around the hex.
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no trying to prove anything my friend

just a statement that 5 out of the last 8 I bought had manual pressure relief valve

which is not a big deal one way or another they sell a 2 dollar item called a poppet depressor to bleed off pressure in a pinlock

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