Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Pressure relief valve - schrader valve?
Thread Tools
Old 05-05-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Ramon, CA
Posts: 325
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts

Default Pressure relief valve - schrader valve?

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?

Squeezing Grains is ok!

Primary: Empty
Kegged: Centennial Blonde, POB Saphir Lager
Tapped: English Cider, Citra Pale Ale
timbudtwo is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,040
Liked 164 Times on 122 Posts


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.


I know it just wouldn't be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet, but do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course?
bja is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
Vendor and Brewer
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Bobby_M's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,803
Liked 1479 Times on 963 Posts
Likes Given: 35


You can just push the gas poppet to vent and I've done that on at least half of my kegs for years.
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is online now
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spunding valve with Tire valve to test pressure Bugaboo Fermenters 6 08-03-2011 08:55 PM
Quick Fix - Leaking Pressure Relief Valve BeerMe21 Other 2 12-29-2010 01:51 AM
Opinions On Ball Valve, Gate Valve, Or Globe Valve For March Pumps jcav Brew Stands 13 10-16-2010 03:56 AM
Using Sanke valve as port for drain valve on MLT GC89 Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 10 07-17-2009 02:49 PM

Forum Jump