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Old 05-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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I just got a corny and it looks like it has new or very good seals. I filled it with soapy water and put the lid on then shook the hell out of it. Water is spirting out the top. should I change out the seal or is there something I do not know?

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Old 05-25-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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Most kegs won't seal without a little keg lube on the main lid seal and/or a quick shot of 5-10psi.

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Old 05-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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ahh. gotcha. thanks

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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These lids can be a little teadiuos as well. I try and center my lids before i hit them with pressure. They normally slide over when you clamp them down but after that you can still pull them around a bit.

I just kegged last night and I set the lid at 30 psi. Then I held the bleed valve and slowly turned down the output on my regulator until it was at about 10-12. It makes a real big mess if the kegs overfilled but it works good.

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:10 AM   #5
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These lids can be a little teadiuos as well. I try and center my lids before i hit them with pressure. They normally slide over when you clamp them down but after that you can still pull them around a bit.

I just kegged last night and I set the lid at 30 psi. Then I held the bleed valve and slowly turned down the output on my regulator until it was at about 10-12. It makes a real big mess if the kegs overfilled but it works good.
Ahh, good info

One thing I noticed, my cap doesnt have a relief valve. Or it was there and broke off. Can I still purge via the "in" valve without it barfing all over the place?
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Williams Brewing sells extra fat, softer lid o-rings specifically because they tend to seal better on these old beat-up kegs.

I've used a few and gone from finicky seals to 100% easy seals.

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thanks, malkore, that is what i need for my "old bob" cornykeg

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