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Old 05-05-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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So I am trying to find some decently priced ball lock kegs in this keg draught and I found some but they have hansen valves instead of pull-to-release pressure relief valves. I was wondering if you could drill a hole to fit in a tire valve to allow you to release pressure, or perhaps use a threaded schrader valve.

This is the hansen valve that pops when it over pressures:

And I was thinking of tapping a hole in the lid to accommodate one of these:

Whatcha think?
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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I think you'll have trouble getting the threads to seal in the thin sheetmetal that the lid is made from.

I would use one of these.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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You can just push the gas poppet to vent and I've done that on at least half of my kegs for years.
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