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Old 08-02-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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So i've been using nothing but cornelius type kegs since I started kegging and love them! But I recently got some free firestone kegs and have a few questions. I noticed that the poppets don't come out as easily on the firestone kegs. I applied a little bit of pressure on the top and they didn't come out. Are they supposed to come out? Do I have to apply more pressure? I was also wondering if anyone knew where to get replacement o-rings for the firestones. I did some looking on kegconnection and morebeer with no avail... Thanks for any help.


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The o-rings should all be the same. Firestone made many different models of corny kegs, some with slightly tricky poppet valves. Do yours have the 3 prongs that wedge into the inside of the shaft? If so, you can try gently prying the prongs loose with a small flathead screwdriver. They can be a pain, and many people either replace them with more standard ones, or just soak the whole post assembly without removing the poppet to clean.


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Old 08-03-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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Ya most of them look the same except for the big o-ring on the lid. It is not fully round like the ones on the cornies. The poppets are like the ones u described except when i popped the first one out with a small flathead it fell apart in 3 pieces. These things have been a huge hassle so far but they are 20 years old and need to be refurbished. I think I just need to keep searching for new parts. Thanks for your help though!
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Try www.chicompany.net for parts, they are under the ball lock keg parts menu and they list out a few different types according to manufacturer. Good customer service when I bought from them.
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The round o-rings will work fine for the lids. The ones on there may have started out round before being squished for a decade or more.
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The round o-rings will work fine for the lids. The ones on there may have started out round before being squished for a decade or more.
I'm guessing that OP has racetrack lids, not that the o ring has been squished so that the x section is not round anymore.
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I'm guessing that OP has racetrack lids, not that the o ring has been squished so that the x section is not round anymore.
Could be.

To the OP- If the lid o-ring is smaller in diameter than your others and has a square cross section, then you need these- http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...roducts_id=563


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