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Old 06-27-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default is there any cheap way to mix ball-lock kegs into my pinlock system?

I see a few used ball lock corny kegs for sale on craigslist. My current system is all pinlock - I assume I would have to buy new ball-lock posts, as well as beer-line and gas-line connectors?


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Old 06-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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just get the posts with mfl connections (assuming you already have mfl connections) and screw them on the proper post and viola ball-lock to pin-lock conversion is complete!!!















If you don't already have ball-locks with mfl connections.................... well........... that sucks



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Old 06-27-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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what do MFL connections look like? can you point me to a picture on kegconnection or another site?
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #4
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they are the threaded 1/4" disconnects http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...4-mfl-liq.html

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I was gona suggest making a converter from two fitting with a hose or line in between, but the MFL looks way more elegant and does the job too.
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Shouldn't he have these too?
MFL washer?
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Shouldn't he have these too?
MFL washer?
I believe the plastic-tipped MFL connections (like the ones pictured above) do not require the washer. It's only to prevent metal on metal contact. The MFL fittings on my Sanke coupler are all metal, so with those I use the washer.
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Don't need the washers with the disconnects pictured. The red plastic sticking out the the end of the MFL threads is the "washer". Typical swivel nuts, i.e.:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/1...wivel-nut.html

seal perfectly. Tighten gently with a wrench. Just don't tighten too much, or the plastic will crack.
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.... Just like Zachattack said.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:19 PM   #10
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I do have MFL disconnects on my current pinlock fittings. So I would need this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...4-mfl-liq.html

And I would need to swap fittings with a wrench each time I traded a pinlock keg for ball-lock keg?

I assume replacing the keg posts to pinlock would be more expensive, or impossible?


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