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Old 11-01-2010, 01:17 AM   #1
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I purchased 4 pin lock kegs. At the time of purchase 2 were under pressure for at least 5 years, the other 2 were not. I have soaked them in Oxy for a week and was planning on cleaning tonight. However, when I placed all of them on their side with our pressure they leaked, ever so slightly from the main fill opening. My question; is this normal or do I need to examine the kegs more and find out why they leak. I replaced the main fill O ring on all of them and have not pulled the posts out yet since I am waiting for the socket to arrive.
I am thinking since they 'trickel' it might be normal and if I apply pressure it will be fine since that would apply pressure against the O ring. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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most kegs will leak if not under pressure. it is a factor of the design.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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most kegs will leak if not under pressure. it is a factor of the design.
+1... you're probably fine. Give 'em a little gas and see how they do.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thank you reassurance. That keeps me from getting excited thinking that I was taken to the cleaners
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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All my kegs leak until pressurized.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:03 PM   #6
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Mine too.

Make sure you get those posts torn down and cleaned before you use them.

Replace the o-rings too!

You can get 100 o-rings for the tubes from McMaster for something like $2.00
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:32 PM   #7
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I ordered the Orings today and everything is getting stripped this weekend prior to use. I wanted to get the 'gross' cleaning done first. I really appreciate the info! I don't know why I assumed they didn't leak even with out pressure
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