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Old 01-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default How dented is too dented?

I ask this because i have located some pepsi kegs at a scrap yard. What should i be looking for when picking up scrapped cornys?

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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The integrity of the inside is the main factor. Other than that, you just want them to hold pressure. None of mine have anything more than minor dents.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:48 PM   #3
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Any dents around the lip of the top opening or bent lids would disqualify them. Lid seals are touchy enough without dents. Chipped plugs are also a stopper. Side dents don't matter. In fact, any damage around the top is a potential problem.

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Old 01-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #4
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ok, side dents are ok...................................they guy at the scrap yard said "it even has the lid" like it was a surprise. I wonder what that means?

Oh well, i am off to pick it up after work.

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Any dings on top will become a PITA later on.

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Lids can cost as much as the whole damn thing to replace. Hope they all have them.

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Old 01-18-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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WOW, this keg is better than the one i bought at the LHBS!!! I gave the pressure relief valve a pull and "PSSSSSSSSSSSS". YES, i even holds pressure!

a solid 5 dollar score i would say.

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