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Old 03-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #11
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Wow, I just pulled my first out after reading this thread and wound up using a needle nose, as well.

I'm a little concerned that the gaskets on the top of these may eventually leak. Does anyone know where new poppets for these can be purchased? (I think these are type D?)
You can get at most online homebrew sites. I get mine here: http://www.chicompany.net/ball-lock-...-3/poppets-14/
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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You can get at most online homebrew sites. I get mine here: http://www.chicompany.net/ball-lock-...-3/poppets-14/
Thanks, I forgot to look there. Most don't carry the one I have....
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:31 PM   #13
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Williams Brewing also carries a good selection of poppets and other keg parts.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:50 PM   #14
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I useually grab the little prong in the bottom center with a pair of needle nose, wiggle it a bit, and it comes right out without much force.

I buy my parts from Chi if I am buying nothing else, otherwise, I add them to an order I am making through Midwest

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:42 PM   #15
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I just opened a recently purchased keg to clean and found this style of poppets in the posts.

Is it possible to replace the posts on this style keg with ones that have easily removed poppets? If so, is there a particular style or model post?

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Reviving an old thread. I picked up a couple of Firestone Challenger VI kegs from KeggleBrewing.com - they came with the 3 pronged poppets. I soaked them in hot tap water for 10 minutes and 3 of the 4 came out easily - just pressing down. The 4th took a mallet but popped out.

I was thinking about replacing them with the universal poppets from Norther Brewer. Anyone done this before?

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #17
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Reviving this thread once again. Can anyone with these Firestone Challenger VI kegs tell me the proper way to reinstall the poppet valves? I cant seem to pop them back up in the posts. Can I simply place them in position and torque down the posts to the keg to secure them? Or will that result in leaking gas/beer?

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Reviving this thread once again. Can anyone with these Firestone Challenger VI kegs tell me the proper way to reinstall the poppet valves? I cant seem to pop them back up in the posts. Can I simply place them in position and torque down the posts to the keg to secure them? Or will that result in leaking gas/beer?
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I put the poppet in the post and then tighten it up by hand to make sure it is seated properly and then tighten with a wrench

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