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Old 06-26-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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Is there a difference? Other then physical appearance. Is one better then the other? Is one easier to use? Cheaper? Longer lasting? harder to find?

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:54 AM   #2
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I see a lot more ball lock, but that's just me. I really don't think it makes much difference.

 
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:05 AM   #3
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I like the relief valves better on ball locks However the dimensions on pinlock are better shorter fatter kegs. But if you have your own bottle and disconnects I see no difference

 
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:08 AM   #4
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I like the size of pin locks better and I like the connections better.

I also like coke products more than pepsi products.

 
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:26 AM   #5
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Pinlocks! Only reason is that I found a good deal on them first.

 
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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My first keg was a pin so I just stuck with them. I think you'll find that ball locks are more available.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:23 PM   #7
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We use both, the pinlocks have a slight advantage in that they are easer to get the right connections on the right posts when your mental capacity is diminished (In a drunken stupor).

 
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:48 AM   #8
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I like pin locks better mainly because I never have a hard time getting the disconnects off. Sometimes the ball lock disconnects get stuck if they have been on a while. Plus I can get 6 ball lock in my kegerator but only 5 pin lock. But really it doesn't matter. I only switched from pin to ball because I wasn't able to find pin lock kegs when I was expanding.

 
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:01 AM   #9
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Pin locks 4
Ball locks 2
No Preference 1
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:05 PM   #10
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Ball locks - Because I could find them.
And, I couldn't fit 4 pin lock kegs in my keezer.
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