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Old 07-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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What type of tool do I need to remove this keg post?


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I got this keg from keg connection and it has this weird star thing. I wanted to strip-it down and clean and sanitize and transfer my beer into it in anticipation of getting my Co2 tank next week.

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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You need a 7/8 inch, 12-point, deep-socket and, of course, a driver to match, which you may already have. Try your local hardware or auto parts store. I found mine at Lowe's.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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I've used a 7/8" wrench and it works in a pinch but am going to take up DeafSmith's recommendation - Sounds like a better idea.

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It's star shaped though, looks like it should be some specialty socket?

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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It's star shaped though, looks like it should be some specialty socket?
I know it looks that way, but a twelve point deep socket fits perfectly.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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Yep, think it's a 7/8. I got my socket from KegConnection. I think it was something like $4.95.

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It's star shaped though, looks like it should be some specialty socket?
Nope. Go to www.lowes.com and type in the search box "socket 7/8 deep 12 point" and look at the picture - you'll see it's a match.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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One of these ratcheting box end wrenches seems like it'd work. I use one that I got at Midwest Supplies, but their site wasn't letting me search. Any hardware store should have the right sized box wrench for your needs.

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7/8" 12 point wrench! Like 5$ from ace.

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Grab the deep socket for sure. I have 2 sizes on my various kegs... 7/8 and 11/16.. Bought both sizes for like $3 a pop, and it makes easy work for cleaning and changing out o rings.

Make sure you get the 12 point, in the event that you have the "star" pattern, or not. You could end up getting more kegs in the future that have that fitting, and won't need to buy another socket.

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