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BadgerBrigade 01-07-2013 09:39 PM

I have to send back a ball lock keg. When I got them I got two different styles of top....
I notice that the lid on the left has a cast bracket system and the one on the right looks like the bracket system has been riveted onto the top of the lid.
Even though I like how the one on the right is configured it seems like the one on the left could be a little bit more sturdy design...
What do you think is the better designed top?

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...C7AD5A0740.jpg

Hammy71 01-07-2013 09:48 PM

Of the dozens of kegs I have, there are a variety of lids. All work just fine. Not sure what your asking.

beaksnbeer 01-07-2013 10:09 PM

As a matter of preference as stated there both good I like the #1 ones with the relief forward, with 14 kegs three deep it's easier to reach/find.:cross:

BadgerBrigade 01-07-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beaksnbeer
As a matter of preference as stated there both good I like the #1 ones with the relief forward, with 14 kegs three deep it's easier to reach/find.:cross:

Still not quite sure which one you're saying is easier to reach or find? The one on the left?
(Sorry, I'm a little slow, it was a long hard day at work)

BadgerBrigade 01-07-2013 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hammy71
Of the dozens of kegs I have, there are a variety of lids. All work just fine. Not sure what your asking.

Look at my last question on the bottom.... It states what I'm asking...

But I guess it sounds like in your opinion it's a moot point.
;)

beaksnbeer 01-07-2013 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BadgerBrigade (Post 4758292)
I have to send back a ball lock keg. When I got them I got two different styles of top....
I notice that the lid on the left has a cast bracket system and the one on the right looks like the bracket system has been riveted onto the top of the lid.
Even though I like how the one on the right is configured it seems like the one on the left could be a little bit more sturdy design...
What do you think is the better designed top?

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...C7AD5A0740.jpg

The one on the right that has the "1" by the relief valve the other has a #2 by the relief.....guess you didn't put them there for the pics.......;)

BadgerBrigade 01-08-2013 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beaksnbeer

The one on the right that has the "1" by the relief valve the other has a #2 by the relief.....guess you didn't put them there for the pics.......;)

Oh, right.... The numbers were there :)

OntarioBeerKegs 01-08-2013 01:06 AM

They both work exactly the same. The bracket and feet have nothing to do with how your keg will hold pressure. It is merely something to stop the lid from falling in the keg and help align the lid as pressure is applied to seat the lid. If the keg is in use you do not even need the bracket arm or feet.

JRems 01-08-2013 01:10 AM

Keep the lid #1 the other one had a metal pressure release. The metal release are not available anymore.

mattd2 01-08-2013 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRems (Post 4759053)
Keep the lid #1 the other one had a metal pressure release. The metal release are not available anymore.

I agree to this. I know of one vendor that actually sold me a lid like #1 for cheap because the relief valves are no longer available.


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