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Old 07-18-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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After dealing with assorted leaks and sanitizing problems I've decided to put all of my cornys through a rebuild as they cycle of of the kegerators. I have 12 and they are all ball lock. Aside from minor cosmetic differences such as the color of the top and bottom and where the in and out indicators are they all appear to be the same. Is there some way to know what poppet these use without lifting up the post?



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Old 07-18-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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I think there are some differeneces depending on who made the keg. Check this page for some references. The manufacturer should be identified on the side of the keg. At least mine are.This is assuming the keg plugs are original to the keg maker. Poppets


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Old 07-18-2009, 04:40 AM   #3
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After dealing with assorted leaks and sanitizing problems I've decided to put all of my cornys through a rebuild as they cycle of of the kegerators. I have 12 and they are all ball lock. Aside from minor cosmetic differences such as the color of the top and bottom and where the in and out indicators are they all appear to be the same. Is there some way to know what poppet these use without lifting up the post?
I'm confused... what is the issue with "lifting" the post? I'm not even sure what you mean by that... does that mean "removing it with a wrench?"
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:57 AM   #4
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Probably about 90% of ball lock cornelius style kegs use the same poppets. The problem is that it's not that easy to tell the difference between them. I would remove the post and take the poppet to your LHS for a match up. I don't recall the link , but one of the one line vendors has close up pictures of the various poppets and you can match them up that way.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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I have never had a poppet fail. Occasionally get crud in them, yes; but, never actually fail. They aren't cheap, so unless you can definitely see that one is cut, scored, decomposing or the spring is broken/rusty, just clean and lube it.
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Try this link for info: Corny Keg Thread Sizes
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Here's a source I had bookmarked for parts: *Homebrew Kegs:Parts for Kegs

The prices don't look too bad there.


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