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Old 03-27-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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Anyone have any idea how to cut the rubber off the rubber coated kegs without making a mess or inhaling a load of rubber dust??? i tried using my grinder to cut a hole in the top and that made a HUGE mess.

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Maybe a dremel would work. I used that when I was cutting plastic for new speakers and it wasn't all that messy.

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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I have a keg that used to have a rubber coated top. What a pain in the ass it was to remove that rubber coating. From now on, I all avoid rubber coated kegs.

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Old 03-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #4
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I just got a new corny this week and took it to work to spray and clean the hell out of it. my hands are still black from getting the rubber wet.

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Old 03-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #5
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I would suggest trying to trade it for a regular keg from someone going electric. I use my rubber coated keg for an electric hlt and the rubber makes great insulation.
It was no fun dealing with getting the rubber off just where I put my element and valve in. I would not want to do the whole thing.

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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Throw it in a fire?

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Old 03-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #7
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so the 2 kegs i have are 1/4 barrel kegs with only 1/2 a rubber coating (top and bottom coated in rubber and middle section is just straight stainless). I'm trying to cut the rubber off the top so i can get the keg open, the side holes for vlaves and stuff will be easy. I'm going all electric again on this smaller version of my original system and would love to be able to use the rubber coated kegs for their insulative properties.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:33 AM   #8
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sounds like a mess, i would just get another keg

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #9
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I just cut it open like normal with an angle grinder, mask, eyes and ear protections and gloves, went like butter. I cut the bottom out and use both of mine as bottom drain vessles. I went all electric as well. Everything else is still coated in rubber and seems to work great, the maiden voyage was last weekend so I still have tweaking to do.

From what I have seen on my kegs and other threads on the subject the handles are not stainless under the rubber so if you remove all of it you'll be left with an egg shaped vessle, which could be really cool depending on your design and skill level.

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:18 AM   #10
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dont even waste your time hours and hours of it. the result will be less than satisfactory. trust me!!! if you dont, try a sawzall it seemed to work best

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