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Old 10-13-2005, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Can you I.D. this Firestone keg?

As you can see by post count I havent been around long, but I look forward to gaining insight from everyone and offering assistance when I can. Anyway, I've had this 10 gallon keg for a few years, but cant find any info on in and thus, have never used it. Its a Firestone with Sani-Brite finish, but thats about all I can tell. Its missing the posts, gas tube, and lid gasket, but the lid is sort of unusual since its screw-on. If anyone can assist with a model number/name or source for parts(mainly the lid gasket), I'd appreciate it. Here are some pics:







And just for kicks, the whole collection. Starting from left to right at rear: Corny 5gal pin, unkown(Kelsey-Hayes?) 5gal pin, Corny 5gal ball, Firestone 10gal, Spartanburg 3gal ball, and a Corny 3 gal ball.


EDIT: Oh hell, should this be in the EQUIPMENT forum instead?



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Old 10-13-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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have you tried looking to see if that "72484" stamped on the top means anything?

I know squat about kegs, but that stamped number is where I would begin looking.

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Old 10-13-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Have you checked dairy supply places. Puts me in mind of a creamer container.

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Yeah, I've Googled that number up, down, and sideways with no luck. I suspect its just a serial number. I also cant find the Firestone stainless products web site(do they still exist?). I dont know about it being a dairy container. All the dairy cans I've seen are non-airtight and have a large non-sealing lid. I wont rule it out, though.

Also, should this thread be in the equipment forum, or is it ok in here?

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Old 10-14-2005, 02:05 AM   #5
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Looks like a milk container to me too!

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Spartanburg Steel Products, Spartanburg, South Carolina Firestone brand Go to the link and you'll see this type of can. I'd post the picture, but the FAQ doesn't explain the process very well. But I don't believe they make that type & size any more. You can still get parts.

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Right, I havent seen pictures or even reference to this thing ever. The thing that confuses me about it possibly being a dairy container is the presence of beverage fittings and a siphon/dip tube. I dunno, I'm from a part of CA that doesnt have alot of dairy farms.

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I know this was from a long time ago, but I actually saw a keg like this on FleaBay a few weeks ago. After some research it appears to be a Firestone Challenger with the larger gas/liquid fittings(3/4-18 and 11/16-18).

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It has been just over four years since I last posted posted in this ancient thread, but I still have been unable to find much info about this keg. I figure there may be newer members in this forum that haven't seen this, so I'm resurrecting it.

Apparently I deleted the old photos, so here it is again:


It has an 11/16-18 gas inlet thread and a 3/4-18 liquid outlet thread with a 7/16-24 pressure relief thread. I have the liquid dip tube and I know I can get posts/poppets, but what about the gas dip tube, lid seal, and pressure relief valve? I have also seen mention of nylon spacers. Like I said in the last post from '06, I saw one like it on eBay, but have no idea what kind of seal the lid uses.

10gal ball-lock kegs seem to be like hens' teeth and command a king's ransom, so it seems a waste to not use this one if I can.

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Default Firestone keg

I have a 19 litre with the same lid type but I need to replace the relief valve and I can't find where to get it. Ifyou or I find parts lets let each other know. Thanx Mb



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