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Old 09-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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What size socket wrench do I need to remove the posts of a ball-lock corny keg?

I know it has to be deep..just not sure on the size, and if size varies between brands?

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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I use a 22mm wrench for almost all of my Ball Lock posts. I do have a couple Firestone Ball lock cornys that I think have a slightly different size but I haven't taken one of those apart in a while so I'm unsure of the exact size.

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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Or if you don't have a metric set laying around you can use a 7/8'' wrench, BTW if you have star fittings on your cornie the box end works great. Or if your using a socket it has to be a 12 point for the star fitting.

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:34 PM   #4
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Would this work, or would it not be deep enough?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3925582&aff=cj

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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7/8" deep socket 12 point. got mine at Lowes for $8. I've also heard 11/16" is a common size too.

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Old 09-16-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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I think mine are 7/8", 12 point socket. Got one at ACE for $6 I think. MUST be a deepwell socket!

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7/8" Deep socket and a 22mm wrench work well for me on all my kegs. (ball lock)

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Old 09-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #8
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Would this work, or would it not be deep enough?
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3925582&aff=cj
That will work, I used a boxed end wrench on mine.
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I picked up one of those 7/8" "ratchet" boxed end wrenches. Works GREAT.

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11/16 & 7/8, Just about the time I think I'm going to get standardized along comes another size.

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