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Old 08-08-2012, 12:32 AM   #1
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So I've just cleaned my keg. I have it filled with 3 gallons of starsan and ran air through it to seal it. The air is pushing the starsan through the bottom of the hex nut on my out post. I@o guessing it shouldn't do that. I just put a new gasket on the dip tube so I don't know what the issue is or what I should do.


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Old 08-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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I would take it apart again, make sure everything is lubed up and seated properly, and try again...they're easy little things, but they seem to give a lot of people problems now and again


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Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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Remove the post and inspect the o-ring on the out tube, and make sure there is no debri keeping the thing from sealing. Might just need some lube. And the obious question - is the post tight? I have not found it necessary to tighten them down with a lot of force just good and tight.
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You probably rolled or unseated the o-ring during installation. Hopefully you didn't damage it, and a lube and re-install should have you back in business.

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Remove the post and inspect the o-ring on the out tube, and make sure there is no debri keeping the thing from sealing. Might just need some lube. And the obious question - is the post tight? I have not found it necessary to tighten them down with a lot of force just good and tight.
It is good and tight. Are you talking about the o ring on the dip tube? THe one I replaced seems a lot different than the one that was on it. It doesn't seem to really seal, just sit between the dip tube top and the post opening beneath it.
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what kind of lube
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Brewer's edge keg lube
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Are there different kinds of diptube seals? THe one I replaced it with is a lot different
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Home brew supplie stores cell it as do online stores. Not sure if you could find it in food stores, maybe. You want something that is food safe. I 've never done it but heard of people using KY jelly!

I bought some kegs off a guy once and he lubed everything up with vaseline. I've always heard that is the wrong thing to use and could destroy the rubber. Not positive that's a fact but didn't want to chance it. I cleaned it off right away.
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Are there different kinds of diptube seals? THe one I replaced it with is a lot different
I've never seen different types but that doesn't mean much. How is it different?


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