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Old 08-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default How to depressurize Pin Lock Kegs

I have a pin lock keg that has been converted to ball lock. But, the pressure relief valve is completely different. How do I depressurize the keg, so I can open it. There is too much pressure for me to do this currently.

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Old 08-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Try using a chopstick or something on the actual ball lock disconnect. The poppet I think it's called

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Is there anything in it?
I still have a bunch of soda full pin-locks and when I need one I just depress the in port, I take careful aim, cause a 7 year old fanta shower is nasty

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #4
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i have a spare gas disconnect that i just pop on to depressurize. just make sure the other end isn't pointed at your face when you do it.

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Old 08-22-2011, 03:40 AM   #5
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Just make sure you press down on the gas poppet and not the liquid out poppet of a full keg... don't ask me how I know this LOL

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Yeah, true, I have done that before as well. I had no choice. Long story, don't ask.

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+1 to the spare gas disconnect. I use all pin locks now and keep a spare on hand for depressurization and for burping kegs when I fill them.

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Pin Lock Depressurizers:

http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...oducts_id=1451

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Just make sure you press down on the gas poppet and not the liquid out poppet of a full keg... don't ask me how I know this LOL
This. Although technically, the liquid poppet will relieve pressure also...but only use that side if the keg is empty.

Some people use a spare disconnect or other device; personally, I just use whatever is handy (screwdriver, drill bit, bottle opener...just about anything, really) and press down on the poppet on the gas side.
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Yeah, those are useless for the OP's problem: His keg was converted to BALL LOCK POSTS...

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