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Old 08-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #431
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hello, I am also in Canada, Ontario more specifically, can I ask where did you buy your sprayer and also where did you get the post?

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First the sad news, I kicked my first ever keg. The good new is that I was able to clean my cobra tap with this great idea.

I guess the sprayer we get in Canada is a bit different. I was able to attach a corny outpost with no special fitting.



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Old 08-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #432
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hello, I am also in Canada, Ontario more specifically, can I ask where did you buy your sprayer and also where did you get the post?

thanks,
The sprayer is from Home Depot. The location where I live in Newmarket did not have this particular size, but a friend of mine found them in the Pickering Homedepot.
If you click the "Pick Up in Store" button it will show you locations around you that have stock:
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/sprayer-mister-25-pints-translucent-white-polyethylene-tank/310114

The post is from Ontario Beer Kegs.
http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/product_p/post.htm
The default drop menu on this page is for a GAS post, be sure to change to 19/32 Liquid Out Post.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #433
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awesome!!! thanks soo much!

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Old 08-20-2013, 03:08 AM   #434
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First the sad news, I kicked my first ever keg. The good new is that I was able to clean my cobra tap with this great idea.

I guess the sprayer we get in Canada is a bit different. I was able to attach a corny outpost with no special fitting.



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Thanks OP for sharing such a simple yet brilliant idea!
I bought this model of sprayer from Sears (website free ship to store) works jim dandy with an AEB post.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #435
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I just put one of these together using the same Flo-Master sprayer from Home Depot and a Firestone post. I removed the rubber gasket that was inside the green tip and placed it inside the brass FIP and it works!

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Just ran across this thread - picked up all the pieces on my lunchtime yesterday and put it together as geniz suggested (added that little washer that comes with the green piece flipped around so the pump sprayer plunger would seal). Cleaned out my beer lines last night. Stellar DIY!! Works great. Thanks!

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I cleaned my three taps last night. I only used starsan this time. I simply attached the beer line to the Firestone post on my sprayer, gave it about 12 pumps and opened the tap. Then, I pressed the green lever and waited until the flow from the tap was clear. Next, I loosened the lid on the sprayer to release the pressure. I left the lid loose and pressed the green lever again while leaving the tap open. All the remaining Starsan in the quickly flowed back into the sprayer. I did that on all three taps. Next time, I'll do it with real line cleaner.

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Old 09-17-2013, 05:46 PM   #438
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The sprayer is from Home Depot. The location where I live in Newmarket did not have this particular size, but a friend of mine found them in the Pickering Homedepot.
If you click the "Pick Up in Store" button it will show you locations around you that have stock:
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/sprayer-mister-25-pints-translucent-white-polyethylene-tank/310114

The post is from Ontario Beer Kegs.
http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/product_p/post.htm
The default drop menu on this page is for a GAS post, be sure to change to 19/32 Liquid Out Post.
For those out Western Canada, the above noted Flo Master is sold here too (at least in the Vancouver stores), while the Firestone posts are available from Hop Dawgs in Vernon, BC.

Works like a champ!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #439
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Just used LanceBoyle's idea and it worked like a champ. I took some mid-process photos to perhaps better illustrate the steps he describes above. I'm really glad I didn't throw away the 'extra' green piece when I first brought it home because that is essential for this method. Good luck everyone!




Note: I had two extra bev out posts in my bucket of random beer parts. One was too big to thread onto the green part. The other fit perfectly. It is so annoying that this is not based on some type of industry standard but just beware. It has to be a tight fit or this will not work. Wish I could tell you which type of post was the one that worked but they were just loose in my bucket. Note the difference in model between the first picture and the last one.
Put one of these together with this method the other night. Once I got some teflon tape on there, it worked great.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #440
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Doing this!!!! I usually use a half filled corni keg with cleaner soloution and my co2 rig to push it through. Would save CO2 and time for sure. Thanks!

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