Originally Posted by opus345
Is the pressure relief value different between the two and is that a consideration?
Ball locks have them, and pin locks don't. That was why I went with ball locks. To degass a pin you can take the gas-in connection off and press down with a screwdriver or something I'd guess. And I guess after you put pressure on the keg there isn't an easy way to 'burp' the O2 out of the key w/o some game of pressure, screwdriver degas, pressure, screwdriver degas, etc. I just couldn't see any pro for pin locks vs ball locks. I guess if somebody gave me a pin lock for free I would have went in that direction? Or if my fridge had some height restriction? People use them, must be a good reason.
And as it turns out for me, I can fit 6 ball locks exactly in my fridge if I had to. I never thought I would do that, I was just going to have 1 keg on tap. You know where the story goes, well, now I have 4 on tap, 1 that is 'on deck' cold conditioning/carbing and my nitro tank all in the fridge. My c02 sits outside the fridge.
Oh kegging.. how you have ruined my wallet.