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Old 03-25-2011, 06:46 AM   #1
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I had my friend cut my keg with a plasma cutter and he cut it way too small. I marked a line for him to cut and he cut it all on the inside. So it ended up way big on the top, and my lid does not fit.

How can I fix it... I have no tools.. so yeah..

sand it, grind it, plasma cut it again?


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Old 03-25-2011, 06:55 AM   #2
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How much of a difference are we talking about? If he's got a plasma cutter, I would imagine he's also got a right angle grinder that can be used to clean it up... Have him grind it down so that the lid fits nicely...


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He took it to his welding class at school...
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Have him take it back and fix the cut then... Give him the lid for reference so that he gets it right this time...
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looks like my line was too small in the 1st place
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Do I even need a lid?
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I dont have a lid, but may get one for the HLT only....just to slow the heat lose out of the top, and to keep all my precious sparge water form going up in a steam filled cloud.

But then again, I do not pay for my water or power so I may not....

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How much of a difference are we talking about? If he's got a plasma cutter, I would imagine he's also got a right angle grinder that can be used to clean it up... Have him grind it down so that the lid fits nicely...
Golddiggie's right.
A grinder will get your hole to size pretty fast.
Maybe you should borrow the grinder and fix it yourself, I believe you could do a better job.
No offense but I would not let that friend touch my keg again after seeing that plasma cut.
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Golddiggie's right.
A grinder will get your hole to size pretty fast.
Maybe you should borrow the grinder and fix it yourself, I believe you could do a better job.
No offense but I would not let that friend touch my keg again after seeing that plasma cut.
I was thinking the exact same thing, just take a grinder to it yourself and grind it down however you want it done. You are the only one who will take the time and effort to get it the way you want it.


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