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Old 12-09-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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OK,

I was getting a hole drilled in my keggle because i didnt want to spend the $35 on my own step bit.

I should have.

The hole I got drilled for free is oblong and leaks slightly, when the thermometer is in place.

Can I just get a bigger silicone O ring? or do I need to get a piece of stainless welded on as a patch and try to drill the hole again?

Any advice on what to do would be awesome.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Sure. Try a sandwich of washers. Can't hurt!

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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How big is your current hole?

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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How big is your current hole?
Really?

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #5
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Wouldn't you know it.
The guy named Moby wants to know.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:07 PM   #7
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I would get one of those silicone washers from bargain fittings, and a SS washer to go with it. That is big enough that it will easily stop it from leaking.

 
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:07 AM   #8
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Really?

LOL yeah. A little while after I posted that, it hit me. I was wondering what type of shananigans would follow. I meant the size of the therm hole. Thinking that a possible weld of a half inch coupling, or a weld less might be able to fix the problem.

 
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