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Old 02-01-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
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I got a free CO2 regulator with a hose and ball lock fitting already on it. The guages need replacement but that wasn't hard.

I kegged the first batch today and I noticed the ball lock fitting leaks! I know the kegs dont' leak because I pressurized them up empty and let them sit for a few weeks. They leak from the post area. The rubber o rings look completely fine.

Is there any way to service these connections? I don't mean the connections on the keg itself I mean the connection on the end of the hose. It's gummed up a bit as well.

I plan on buying new connections anyway because I need to buy a gas out connection yet but I figure why waste a connection thats already setup with all the threaded fittings?

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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post oring is likely bad
also the fitting itself does unscrew for cleaning

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please provides some pics. But simple answer is yes and no. The ball lock quick disconnects can be taken apart to clean, but I dont think anything in therm are replaceable. You can replace the quick disconnects for about 5-7 buck a piece. You said the kegs dont leak, then said "They leak from the post area". Can you confirms what's leaking kegs or quick disconnects? THey sell o-ring packs for about 2 buck that replace all of the 0-rings on the keg. It worth doing this.

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also ensure that your putting gas line on the correct post they are not the same size, the liquid out is fractionally smaller than gasin

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also ensure that your putting gas line on the correct post they are not the same size, the liquid out is fractionally smaller than gasin
I just thought of this as I was reading the other replies. I believe I accidentally switched the tubes around. Before kegging I dissassembled the kegs because I had just purchased them from a restraunt. I wanted to make sure there was no coke left in the lines and I completely steralized everything. I checked the setup before shaking some solution around inside the keg to clean it but I must of mixed up the posts.

I switched the disconnect to the other side and it doesn't seem to be leaking. I'm almost positive I have them on backwards though. I put the disconnect on the gas side originally and got my friend to open up the pressure relief valve. He got a face full of beer. We switched everything over to the other side and it worked fine.

All the o rings on both of my kegs look brand new. I bought both kegs from a restraunt. The kegs were still in circulation.
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