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Old 07-17-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Pin Lock Lid question

I inherited several pin lock cornies and can't figure out how to accuate the pressure relief valve. Also, by looking at the pictures is there a safe way to remove the pressure valve for cleaning?

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Old 07-18-2008, 12:15 AM   #2
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looks like it may be missing a lever part to it. I have one that looks similar but it has a Key Chain type ring threw the holes that you lift up on.

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Old 07-18-2008, 12:21 AM   #3
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Most pin locks don't have a manual relief. The valve on there is only a safety relief. You need to push the gas in poppet in. They make special tools called pin lock depressurizers, but most people use an extra gas fitting that isn't connected to tubing to relieve pressure.

You can unscrew the valve from the inside from that square hole.

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:08 AM   #4
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I have a few of those. I just leave the whole thing in sanitizer for a few minutes and hit the underside with a keg-dedicated toothbrush.

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Old 07-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
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yeh... just get an extra disconnect. Just becareful where its pointed/blowing into when you off-gas it or you could end up misting the entire room with beer! HAHAH!

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