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Old 03-11-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
weissbiergirl
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I went to my local beer & wine making store to get the gaskets replaced on my corny keg (ball lock) but unfortunately the gray quick disconnect was locked onto the "out" post by mistake (which was placed in the "in" location of the keg by mistake). Another proof that the in/out posts are misplaced on the keg, my picnic tap will NOT lock onto the other post, so that post is clearly the "in" post, and the quick disconnect is locked onto the "out" post and I can't get it off. Any advice? What tools can I use to pry it off without damaging it too much?

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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put a pair of vice-grips on it, and hit it with a hammer from the bottom. said from experience
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:47 AM   #3
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Do you mean hit with a hammer the part that you're supposed to be able to pull up to unlock/disconnect from the post (but won't pull up cause it's on the wrong post)? The bottom of it is the outlet post it's stuck onto and I don't think you mean to hit THAT with a hammer. I don't know if sticking a screwdriver in between the part that's supposed to lift up will do anything or what...

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:04 AM   #4
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I got it off!! With just the vice-grips, didn't need the hammer, THANKS!!! I appreciate your help!

 
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