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Old 04-21-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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My kegs will not be here for another 4-6 weeks. But I will have some time off work and want to get my chest freezer kegerator rolling. Without kegs of my own to measure I am stuck not really knowing the height of the kegs and the clearance I will need for hoses etc. Mine are ball lock cornys from Brewers Discount (not that the source should make a huge difference). Also a diameter measurement would be nice, I've seen everything from 8.3" to 9.5" for ball lock cornys.

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Old 04-21-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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Take a look at #10 here.

Or this. . .

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:44 PM   #3
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All of my kegs are Cornelius ball lock kegs, but I have two different models. The single handle Spartan and the more common double handle Super Champion. I have 6 of each and they are all 25" high and 8.25" in diameter.

The top of a QD, when installed, is 25.75". But when you install the tubing on the QD you will need to allow for the arc of the tubing as seen below. The height at the red line is 26.75".

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Old 04-21-2007, 05:06 PM   #4
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Take a look at #10 here.

Or this. . .
Great post. Thanks for the awesome kegging resource!

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Yeah that's cool site. It even tells you empty CO2 tank weights.

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Take a look at #10 here.

Or this. . .
This is a good photo, and I have linked to it many times, but there is an error in the measurments of the Cornelius keg on the right. It is a pin lock keg that is represented and I thought the diameter seemed too small at 8". I called The Beverage Factory and asked them about it and they acknowledged that the diameter for the pinlock keg should be 9" not 8".
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Cool. Those are the numbers I was hoping for. My freezer is Tiny, 100L (3.5 cubic foot) capacity, but the floor is 45cm square (17.75"). It should just squeeze in four kegs once I put on a mighty tall collar. I will need to be really creative about the hoses, 20' of coiled beer line is going to take all my space.

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yes , would have been a nice poster. wrong o.d. on pin lock

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This is a good photo, and I have linked to it many times, but there is an error in the measurments of the Cornelius keg on the right. It is a pin lock keg that is represented and I thought the diameter seemed too small at 8". I called The Beverage Factory and asked them about it and they acknowledged that the diameter for the pinlock keg should be 9" not 8".

Yeah, i shouldn't take the credit. I pulled it from someone else's post, probably yours.

When I copy you in the future I will make note of the correct dimension.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:42 PM   #10
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In the same line of questions:

Can you fit a 5gal (5.3?) commercial keg, a corny, and a 5lb CO2 tank in a Sanyo 4912? I haven't done anything to the door to mod it.

I did some measurements and it looked like it would be pretty close.

Has anyone done it?

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