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Old 02-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Long story short - Bought a new (used) keg and got home to find the posts were on so tight that I could not remove one. One of them had a "star" type fitting on it. Returned it and exchanged with no questions but when I got home I realized that the second keg does not have the pull type relief valve on the lid (has the raised thimble shaped part with 3 holes at the top). Any plusses/minuses to this type? I assume you relieve the pressure by depressing the poppet? Can I replace the lid on this type keg with one that has a relief valve or will those not fit?

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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You can use that lid. It is nice to have the pressure valve though. You have to put a gas connector without a tube attached on the gas side and just let the air come out, or use a screwdriver or something. You can interchange them though so if you have an extra just use that.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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I would have bought a new wrench and kept the first keg. The Star fittings are actually very nice.. craftsman box wrenches work just fine.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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I would have kept it, but in the process of trying to remove it, a couple of the "points" stripped off. I actually took it back hoping the guy at the store would have been able to remove it for me, but he just offered an exchange.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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FYI The "star" type fitting is a 12 point nut. If you buy a socket for it make sure to get a 12 point as it will work for both kinds of fittings.

 
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