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Old 07-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #121
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Just wanted to chime in. I saw this thread the day before yesterday and went out and bought the pieces at Home Depot. I already had a spare firestone liquid out post so I just needed the sprayer and fitting. So this cost me just under 10 bucks. A much more cost effective method then the 60+ dollars to purchase one at my LHBS. I have yet to use it but I am about to finish off a keg and will test it out then. If it works as has been stated (I am sure it will), many thanks to you friend. You saved me some hard earned cash.



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Old 07-07-2011, 11:50 PM   #122
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Here's a pic to update my earlier post. 1/4" MFL piece on the end, which is what my pin-lock disconnects use to connect to the beer line.


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Old 07-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #123
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Here's a pic to update my earlier post. 1/4" MFL piece on the end, which is what my pin-lock disconnects use to connect to the beer line.
The only down side to this would be that you're not cleaning or sanitizing the disconnect (which you could to separately). BUT, you could use it as a party pump if you were going to kill a keg in one sitting. Cheaper than the little CO2 cartridges. I may have to make one just for that purpose.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:49 AM   #124
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I can spray it with StarSan Solution to sanitize it (Home Depot spray bottle in the background).

Instead of using this to pumping air into kegs, I'd get a brass schrader valve and the necessary fittings to connect it to a corny keg post, then connect a bicycle pump to the schrader (tire stem) valve.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #125
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I just tried this out ... and I have to say it worked like a charm. Many thanks!
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #126
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Absolutlly Awesome thanks for the great DIY post this is going into my DIY list !!!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:59 PM   #127
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Glad to hear you like it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #128
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This was so cheap to build. It works great, and doesn't leak to boot!

Thanks for the write-up!
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #129
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I just bought everything the OP did. The 3/8 flare x 3/8 FIP fits perfectly on the pump. My ball lock beer out post does not fit on the adapter however. I can probably get a 1/4 turn and that is it. From the website http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm I have the type a Firestone so I don't know why it wouldn't work but I guess I'll have to buy the BM one for it to work.
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I had this problem. My initial guess is that's not a Firestone post. If you have a Cornelius brand keg see if your post fits on the keg. If it does then it's not a firestone post. Take your fitting and go to your LHBS and find one that fits.


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