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Old 10-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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The lid leaks under very low pressure (like serving beer pressure). I hear there is some lube that you are supposed to put on the o rings...what is it and where can i get it? Will it stop a slow leak?



 
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=18

Food safe O-Ring Lube. We all need a little lube sometimes....


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Old 10-31-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Did you try blasting it with 30+ lbs of pressure to get it to seal then bleed the pressure down to serving pressure? I have a few kegs that even with lube they will leak around the lid until I pump the psi to 30 for a a few seconds then i can lower the pressure and they won't leak.

Sometime I will replace the big O rings and see if that fixes it altogether.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:59 PM   #4
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also flipping the lid around 180 degrees will often help it seat correctly, using the Keg lube or Vaseline is a good idea too.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the idears...i'll give them all a shot!

Luckily, I have 2 kegs...the sierra is being carbonated as of Saturday night, and will hopefully be ready for this weekend!

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #6
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I had my first experience kegging not too long ago.

Got it loaded with OxyClean and hot water and put the top on to give it a shake. Immediately I noticed bubbles coming out of it. Flipped the lid, it still did it. One more time, did it again. Kept at it with sometimes better results and sometimes worse results.

Decided to give it a solid blast of CO2 to see what happens....

Boom....immediate seal. The keg just requires a few psi to seal up.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #7
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And some need it more than others.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:04 AM   #8
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pressure on the seal can also be achieved by adjusting the lever lock for a tighter fit, by bending it, or adding a shim.. like closing it with each of the fingers of the lever lock on popsicle sticks.

 
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #9
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I have found that my corny kegs really want the gas post to be to the right side as you pull the clamp towards you to lock the lid on. Things don't fit as well the other way around. Also it is good to have a standard orientation, so when you look at the keg you know which side is gas and which side is liquid without having to think about it.



 
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