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PSUinDC 09-29-2012 02:32 PM

What type of pin lock do I have?
 
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Attached is a picture of my leaking gas connector on my keg. Took me awhile to figure out that this is the culprit.

I was on northernhomebrewer looking for a replacement, and it says that there are 3 different types of gas line post assemblies. From the pictures on the site, I can't tell whether it is Type B or Type C (pretty sure it's not Type A).

What do you think?

Gitmoe 09-29-2012 02:34 PM

You probably don't need a post. Order a "Universal Poppet". That should take care of your problem. Those are also Ball-Lock posts. Not Pin-Lock...

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/u...pet-valve.html

scinerd3000 09-29-2012 02:46 PM

Guitmo is right....Most likley you may even be able to remove the popit valve and take a look...my guess is the seal went or the spring is weak or deformed in some way. Look on youtube for how to clean the popits and you will be able to see how they assemble. It isn't difficult.

PSUinDC 09-29-2012 06:07 PM

Ah yes, ball lock. I haven't had to pay attention to the type in awhile. Thanks for all the suggestions.

TrubDog 09-29-2012 08:25 PM

Once the QD is connected the leak won't matter. It will only matter if you want to pressurize the keg and then disconnect the QD. If you are loosing CO2 when everything is hooked up you better keep looking for the leak.

chickypad 09-29-2012 09:01 PM

This is a helpful article with pics. Looks like a B type post. I agree with others though, I've had good luck with the universal poppets. I got a bunch so I can use interchangeably on my various keg types.

PSUinDC 09-29-2012 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrubDog
Once the QD is connected the leak won't matter. It will only matter if you want to pressurize the keg and then disconnect the QD. If you are loosing CO2 when everything is hooked up you better keep looking for the leak.

Well, you say that, but I've been chasing down a leak that has killed 2 Co2 tanks in 2 kegs, and this is the only glaring problem.

PSUinDC 09-29-2012 09:45 PM

Oops double post

Thirteen 09-29-2012 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSUinDC (Post 4455765)
Well, you say that, but I've been chasing down a leak that has killed 2 Co2 tanks in 2 kegs, and this is the only glaring problem.

TrrubDog is right, keep looking. Once the QD is connected the poppet is pressed down to allow gas to enter the keg. It might as well not even be there. By all means replace the poppet but keep looking for the leak because that is not your culprit.

acidrain 10-01-2012 06:06 AM

A leak on the high-pressure side of the reg is almost impossible to find with soapy water (it blows away the soapy water with no sign of bubbles).
To find those, you'll need to submerge the tank up to just the edge of the gauge.
Keep looking, it's there somewhere.


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