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Old 05-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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I can not unscrew the gas port from the keg. What size are they usually? 23mm?

this is my second keg and the first one had matching gas and liquid ports and were easily unscrewed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I was planning on taking the keg to my local store to see if they could do something.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Have you tried a deep well socket?

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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Take it to a shop that has worked on your car and have them put an impact wrench on it.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Take it to a shop that has worked on your car and have them put an impact wrench on it.
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The previous business usually will help with the price negotiations to nill.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
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Had the same problem with a keg. I used a deep well socket and hit the wrench handle with a rubber mallet after a soak in some warm water. Took some time but it finally gave up and loosened.

My kegs are either 7/8 or 11/16.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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My kegs are either 7/8 or 11/16.
Same here. Ended up buying both deep well sockets at Lowe's. Maybe like $2.50 for the 11/16 and $4.50 for the 7/8. Make sure you get the right drive for your socket wrench...Lowe's had both 3/8" drive and 1/2" drive for the 7/8" socket.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:44 PM   #7
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Had the same problem with a keg. I used a deep well socket and hit the wrench handle with a rubber mallet after a soak in some warm water. Took some time but it finally gave up and loosened.

My kegs are either 7/8 or 11/16.
+2...I had some really stubborn ones when I bought a bunch of dirty old kegs...time in some water with some detergent and some firm taps of the socket wrench with a rubber mallet got them off...

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:02 AM   #8
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You can use some extra leverage... Use a socket/ratchet on the fitting, and use the closed end of a box wrench at the end of the ratchet as en extension on the handle. It will give you almost a foot more of leverage.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:38 AM   #9
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When I have a stuck post, I use a big wrench and then hit the crap out of it with a hammer. Works every time.

 
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:42 AM   #10
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if they won't come off, they're usually stuck with syrup corrosion. turn it upside down and soak in hot water
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