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Old 03-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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I am wanting to change the o rings on my ball lock corny.
Is there a trick to get the old ones off of there? Just wondering before I go crazy trying to get them off.



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Old 03-02-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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They slide off pretty easily. I didn't have any trouble the first time I rebuilt mine.



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Old 03-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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I just use a small screwdriver to get underneath. Take care not to scratch into the post but they come off pretty easily. The dip tube and lid o-rings are even easier.

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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I used a razor blade to get under them and free them up. For the dip tube I put my arm in the keg grabbed the tube and pulled up while twisting, tight fit. But I'm pin lock although I can't see that being any difference here.

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When I rebuilt my keg I just got the tip of an exacto blade under the o-ring and cut it off. A little bit of keg lube and the new rings go on without a fight.

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. Getting them on should be no problem. Wanted to make sure that I couldnt hurt anything taking them off.

There is one on the dip tube? I dont see it.

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if you are removing them for good then cutting shouldn't be a problem. I once read someone say (maybe it was yoop) that you can pinch the post rings a bit and get a fork tine underneath.

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I went the razor cutting route.

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There is one on the dip tube? I dont see it.
You have to take the posts off to remove the dip tubes and get to those o-rings. They are a smaller diameter than the ones on the posts.
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You have to take the posts off to remove the dip tubes and get to those o-rings. They are a smaller diameter than the ones on the posts.
Oh. Ok. I will take care of that also then. Guess just un-screw the posts and I should see them.


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