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sleephla 06-17-2012 07:33 PM

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I'm having some major issues with the fittings on both my ball-lock kegs that I just received from kegconnection.com. I was hoping I could see if anyone could help out with what's going on. After the advice of this thread, I just bought a 7/8" 12 point deep socket wrench to remove the post. On one of the two kegs I have, it has the star shape fitting seen below in red. I was able to loosen and then unscrew this one with the wrench. The other side of the keg (beer out) looks as if the wrench will fit on it, but I cannot for the life of me get it unscrewed. I've tried it with a buddy together, and this little bastard will not unscrew. This may be a dumb question, but shouldn't the same socket wrench unscrew both the in and the out part of the keg? Can anyone help me out with this situation to ensure that I am using the correct tool to unscrew this? The pictures below show the socket wrench I'm using as well as the gas in post that I'm able to unscrew (red) and the beer out (black) that I cannot unscrew.

Thanks for your help!


sleephla 06-17-2012 07:33 PM

3 Attachment(s)

I'm having some major issues with the fittings on both my ball-lock kegs that I just received from kegconnection.com. I was hoping I could see if anyone could help out with what's going on. After the advice of this thread, I just bought a 7/8" 12 point deep socket wrench to remove the post. On one of the two kegs I have, it has the star shape fitting seen below in red. I was able to loosen and then unscrew this one with the wrench. The other side of the keg (beer out) looks as if the wrench will fit on it, but I cannot for the life of me get it unscrewed. I've tried it with a buddy together, and this little bastard will not unscrew. This may be a dumb question, but shouldn't the same socket wrench unscrew both the in and the out part of the keg? Can anyone help me out with this situation to ensure that I am using the correct tool to unscrew this? The pictures below show the socket wrench I'm using as well as the gas in post that I'm able to unscrew (red) and the beer out (black) that I cannot unscrew.

Thanks for your help!


sleephla 06-17-2012 07:33 PM

3 Attachment(s)

I'm having some major issues with the fittings on both my ball-lock kegs that I just received from kegconnection.com. I was hoping I could see if anyone could help out with what's going on. After the advice of this thread, I just bought a 7/8" 12 point deep socket wrench to remove the post. On one of the two kegs I have, it has the star shape fitting seen below in red. I was able to loosen and then unscrew this one with the wrench. The other side of the keg (beer out) looks as if the wrench will fit on it, but I cannot for the life of me get it unscrewed. I've tried it with a buddy together, and this little bastard will not unscrew. This may be a dumb question, but shouldn't the same socket wrench unscrew both the in and the out part of the keg? Can anyone help me out with this situation to ensure that I am using the correct tool to unscrew this? The pictures below show the socket wrench I'm using as well as the gas in post that I'm able to unscrew (red) and the beer out (black) that I cannot unscrew.

Thanks for your help!



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