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Old 01-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #11
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I had the same initial problem. The solution is to get rid of the crappy old kegs and pay for the reconditioned ones. $15 is not worth hours of mods and parts hunting.
Very true. I own 2 kegs. One reconditioned which is currently dispensing beer and the second (a used keg) is the bane of my existance.


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Old 01-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #12
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Very true. I own 2 kegs. One reconditioned which is currently dispensing beer and the second (a used keg) is the bane of my existance.
Yep, I spent hours researching and trying to find elusive parts, only to realize that selling it on Craigslist for a small loss and buying a more expensive reconditioned keg would make things much easier.


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Old 01-07-2012, 07:27 PM   #13
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I just cut the stainless dip tube down on mine. Works fine after 10 or so batches through it.

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #14
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So does anyone know what the purpose of the gas in tubes is? If you can get by with such a short tube seems like you could go without them entirely.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #15
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So does anyone know what the purpose of the gas in tubes is?[...]
It's an O-ring holder...

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It's an O-ring holder...

Cheers!
Ok, so that explains why the length of the gas in tube doesn't seem to have any effect on how the keg functions.


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