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Old 10-01-2008, 06:26 AM   #1
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The pin lock posts don't have a nut that I could use a wrench on. Does anyone know how I can take them apart for cleaning?

The look like this - FIRESTONE PIN LOCK GAS PLUG @ Williams Brewing

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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i just use a crescent wrench on em

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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There's a special socket you can buy that will fit over the pins, but you can also take a .... (OK I forget the size, 7/8th, I think?) and dremel out some slots so it slips over the pins instead.

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Old 10-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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They do have hex flats on them for a wrench. You have to tilt the wrench to avoid the pins, but it's doable.

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Old 10-01-2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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the size is 13/16ths but I use a crescent wrench on mine. I am going to modify a 6 point socket with my trust dremal soon.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:36 AM   #6
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You know, I didn't even notice the flats in between the pins. D'oh!

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Here are two modified sockets I made from cheap deep wells I got from Autozone for $7 for both...





A little work with a Dremel is all it took... Work like a charm...

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I got a pair of vice grips on mine just fine.

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