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Old 07-17-2008, 10:32 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 07-17-2008, 11:15 PM   #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 07-17-2008, 11:21 PM   #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 , 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, 05:08 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, 03:29 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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