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Old 03-26-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default Help! Corny won't seal

I just bought a corny on Craigslist. When I bought it it was pressurized (I released the pressure to confirm). I just cleaned, put new o-rings in with keg lube and star san'ed. When I was turn it upside down to mix around the Star SAn, water was leaking out around the lid. Any idea what this might be? Like I said, it had pressure in it when I bought it. The only thing I changed was a new o-ring. Seems like it is not sealing tight. Anything I should check?

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Old 03-26-2010, 02:38 AM   #2
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Should have Googled first. Looks like I need to add pressure, then check for leaks. The lids don't appear to seal well without pressure. Ill do that later tonight and spray some water around the seal.


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Old 03-26-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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You need to pressurize it again for it to seal. But you knew that

EDIT: Beat me to it!
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:41 AM   #4
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I am pretty new to kegging myself, I actually just posted a carbonation question. But I have watched a lot of videos, and read a lot of info about the corny kegs. Sometimes it can be difficult to get a good seal when putting the lid back in, and sometimes it may even need a little bit of pressure to help push the lid completely tight. I would just try re-seating the lid a couple of times.

If that does not work, check the new seal for any cracks or breaks, and then try putting it under a little bit of pressure. just enough to help push the lid up and get a good seal. That is what I would do...however, as i mentioned I am rather new to kegging as well. But I do know, my lid was stubborn as well, it took me a couple of times of positioning and clamping it down before I got a good seal.

Hope that helps,

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EDIT: Looks like Mr. Google beat all of us to it!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #5
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I did a writeup a while ago about this issue.

Getting Your Keg Lid To Seal

I hope you find it useful.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks, PJ. Very useful!


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