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Old 03-26-2011, 12:17 AM   #41
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Did anyone have trouble fitting the adapter into the firestone post? I don't know if it is a ball lock vs. pin lock thing. I bought the same brass adapter from home depot and a 3 pin lock firestone post, and I am having trouble with them fitting. The 3/8" adapter seems too small for the pin lock firestone post. Any thoughts?
When I made mine, I used a ball lock. Pin lock probably a different size thread
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #42
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Saw this post today at work. Stopped at Northern Brewer during lunch and HD on the way home. Built it within 15 minutes of getting home. Can't wait to use it now!

Thanks for the great idea!
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #43
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Just picked up most of what I need.
Thanks to Geniz for the good picture of the adapter. Made it easy to find in the wall of parts at HD. Now I just need to swing by Brewmasters and get a ball lock liquid post.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #44
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I'm sure brewmasters is wondering why they've got a run on ball lock posts! ;-)
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:55 PM   #45
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I can't help that I'm lucky enough to have them as my LHBS....
Im just trying to do my part to make sure they stay in business
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #46
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Great idea and thanks for sharing. I just made one of these but I went a bit different route. I have all my liquid lines equipped with the 1/4 inch barbed swivel nuts so I just put on an adapter from the 3/8ths sprayer to a 1/4 inch flare. I just take the ball lock connector off (and clean it separately) and screw the beer line onto the sprayer to push cleaner through.

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:08 PM   #47
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Great idea and thanks for sharing. I just made one of these but I went a bit different route. I have all my liquid lines equipped with the 1/4 inch barbed swivel nuts so I just put on an adapter from the 3/8ths sprayer to a 1/4 inch flare. I just take the ball lock connector off (and clean it separately) and screw the beer line onto the sprayer to push cleaner through.
Did the same thing myself, but I added a 1/4" ball valve between the bottle and 1/4" flare and a brass tire stem valve to the other end of the bottle to use CO2 to push the cleaning solution.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #48
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Id rather just pump. Much simpler
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #49
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With this setup, can you control the flow of cleaner with the spray trigger? It's no big deal, but when I hooked mine up, the cleaner flowed through the keg post as soon as I hooked the liquid disconnect to it and the trigger didn't do anything. Thanks, great idea, I've already used it many times in the past 2 weeks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:59 PM   #50
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if you remove the little green tip piece then the trigger valve has nothing to seal against. the keg post is now the valve, but once a hose is connected its open.

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