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Padawan 01-23-2013 05:31 AM

Help me with my weird poppets
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i need help identifying this poppet, and some advice on where to buy them.
pay careful attention to the top thickness and the feet, i have yet to find a perfect match. the second pic is the closest one that i can find. one more question i have is can i change my posts out to ones that use less obscure poppets? i have pin lock kegs btw.
thanks in advance:mug:

iaefebs 01-23-2013 05:54 AM

Are you sure that the 1st poppet pictured is the original one that came with the keg? It's quite possible that the previous owner installed the wrong poppet. Heck it could be a replacement post. I'm not a pin lock guy but if you can read the manufactures name off the keg it will help ID that guy.

Padawan 01-23-2013 06:01 AM

keg says property of coca cola r119842 A-P-C WAUKESHA,WIS. it also fergus falls minn. my other keg has the same poppets and has no identifiable marks on it. to answer your question no i am not sure they were original, they were a cl purchase. they do lock in like they belong in the post

iaefebs 01-23-2013 06:12 AM

So the one keg was manufactured by Alloy products Corp. Maybe one of the "pin lock" guys will chime in here and help you out. Why do you want to replace the poppet.. is it because it doesn't seal? It might be the wrong one.

Padawan 01-23-2013 06:23 AM

it does not look like it but the o ring is bad on 3 out 4 of them.
do you know if i can just buy a new post that uses a different poppet type, my posts are beat up so i would not mind changing them.

iaefebs 01-23-2013 06:31 AM

Posts are expensive. But can be replaced. The thread size is what's important. Just for a quick check can you remove the posts and swap the one from the gas in, to the liquid out on each keg and then from one keg to the other? You will need to return the post to the original positions so keep track of them while checking thread size and don't force any post on.

Padawan 01-23-2013 06:40 AM

just tried it and yes they are interchangeable

iaefebs 01-23-2013 07:00 AM

That's a huge plus. What I would do is start a new thread if you don't hear soon from the pin lock crowd. Maybe something like "I need help with pin lock posts" You have enough info to post a good question. 1) you know one of the manufactures of the keg 2) all post have the same threads. I wouldn't be in a hurry to replace the posts. Sometimes if you just "flick" the top of the poppet with your fingernail it will seal.

Padawan 01-23-2013 07:05 AM

All right i will do that, thanks for the help iaefebs.:rockin:

patthebrewer 01-24-2013 03:21 PM

Seems to me I've seen them before on Some of the Pinlocks we used to get....Many Moons(too many) ago in my highschool fast food job.

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