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Old 08-07-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Fast Co2 Leak from post seal

I bent my liquid out post the other day and now there is a fast leak from the space between the post and the keg plastic. Is there a certain sort of sealant I should use to seal this mess up?

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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take the post loose,then wiggle the dip tube as you tighten it back up. may work.

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Old 08-08-2010, 02:15 AM   #3
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take the post loose,then wiggle the dip tube as you tighten it back up. may work.


It's not the tower, it's the threaded post that's built in to the keg
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:36 AM   #4
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sounds like the threaded stub is cracked. a good welder might be able to fix it by welding or brazing it, otherwise it might be scrap metal......

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There must be some sort of food grade glue or sealant I can stick in there

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You could use JB Weld, although personally I'd either have it welded or use it for some other purpose. I would not want a pressurized vessel blowing a post in my face @ high psi.

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Old 08-08-2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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You could use JB Weld, although personally I'd either have it welded or use it for some other purpose. I would not want a pressurized vessel blowing a post in my face @ high psi.
Good point, I think the leak is pretty small though. JB weld wont leak any chemical into the beer once it's hardened will it?
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