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Old 07-11-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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Who carries the extra thick keg lid o-rings?

I have a couple of kegs that simply WILL NOT seal properly. Unless the pressure is over 20psi, they will leak around the lid. Reduce the pressure to pour, and the leaking is constant.

I'm hoping thicker o-rings will make the seal tight.



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Old 07-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Not sure on the answer, but did you check the feet on the lid? Sometimes the plastic wears down, or the feet are bent too wide and won't pull the lid enough



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Who carries the extra thick keg lid o-rings?

I have a couple of kegs that simply WILL NOT seal properly. Unless the pressure is over 20psi, they will leak around the lid. Reduce the pressure to pour, and the leaking is constant.

I'm hoping thicker o-rings will make the seal tight.

Why not check Mcmaster Carr? You can look up the dimensions for the current o-rings and then just get a slightly thicker o-ring.
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Wow, $5 for an o-ring? I guess if it works it's worth it.

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The silicone version of the correct size is definitely softer and more forgiving. I don't know if you really need a larger diameter. Mcmaster has inexpensive 5 packs.

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Not sure on the answer, but did you check the feet on the lid? Sometimes the plastic wears down, or the feet are bent too wide and won't pull the lid enough
That is part of the issue. The bail does not pull the lid tight enough. However, hitting the lid with 20psi should seal it, even with the pressure dropped to 12psi for serving.
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I went with the Williams brewing $5 orings, never had a problem sense, i wish i would have sooner. My kegs used to be picky, need to be pressurized, etc... Now i just close the lid, and it is sealed, every time.

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I went with the Williams brewing $5 orings, never had a problem sense, i wish i would have sooner. My kegs used to be picky, need to be pressurized, etc... Now i just close the lid, and it is sealed, every time.
What is the width of the o-ring? If you can measure and let us know, we can then spec out the Mcmaster Carr version.

Normal keg o-rings are 1/4" wide.
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That is part of the issue. The bail does not pull the lid tight enough. However, hitting the lid with 20psi should seal it, even with the pressure dropped to 12psi for serving.
I have solved the same problem with a couple pairs of vice grips, I tweak the bail to seal the lid more tightly.


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