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Old 09-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Anybody had trouble getting these guys out of the body connects on a newly purchased keg? They will not budge and I don't want to do too much damage with my needle nose plyers.

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Old 09-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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Is this a brand new keg or just a new "used" keg?
Some of the brand new ones have non removeable poppets, if it's a regular used keg use a chop stick to push it out. Sometimes it might need a good wack

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
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Sometimes it might need a good wack
I have found this to be the key. I have an old dremel bit that is wore down and just center it on the poppet and give it a good smack.

Just don't hit your fingers.
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I've had to use a dental pick to flick the little legs out of the groove in the bottom sometimes. Just reach up in there and kinda pull the legs to the inside.

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Some of the posts are specifically designed so that the poppet will not just slide out. Huff360 is correct in what he said.

Here is what you are dealing with:

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Huff360 is correct in what he said.

Haven't you already typed that once today?
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So sorry.

It'll not happen again. Count on that.!
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Some of the posts are specifically designed so that the poppet will not just slide out. Huff360 is correct in what he said.

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I never saw an inside picture of one of these and I usually just let them get pushed up by the keg.

Now that i know how they are supposed to work I will try to get them up in there correctly.

Ha... and I have been kegging for over ten years....
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So sorry.

It'll not happen again. Count on that.!
Haha -I'm going to run over and make some comments in the wiring threads just to see if I can get you to.

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I never saw an inside picture of one of these and I usually just let them get pushed up by the keg.

Now that i know how they are supposed to work I will try to get them up in there correctly.

Ha... and I have been kegging for over ten years....
I have 10 kegs and only 1 of them does not have the little step inside the stem like that. All the others do. I stated using the pick after 'just pushing' bent one of the legs on one of my poppets.
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I have 10 kegs and only 1 of them does not have the little step inside the stem like that. All the others do. I stated using the pick after 'just pushing' bent one of the legs on one of my poppets.
I have more posts than Kegs, some one gave me a "handfull" once.

...and I found the document recently and now I know why some fit and some do not.

This year I went through all of them and matched up the right parts with the right kegs. (though I have to do it again since they are mostly dissaembled again; but the document helps.




http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm
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