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Old 08-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Ball Lock Liquid Disconnect Won't Come Off

So I'm having trouble getting my liquid disconnect off after accidentally forcing it on the post probably too hard (I'm a kegging n00b). The collar won't come up to release it and it's not budging at all. How to I get this freaking thing off? Hopefully without entirely ruining it since I don't really feel like burning money on stupid kegging mistakes.


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Old 08-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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You probably have it on the gas post.

Check if it has IN written next to the post or if the post has a serrated bases or notches in it.

If that's the case, then take a flat head screw driver and pry from the bottom of the QD while lifting the ring.

Gas posts have serrations around by the nut or notches cut in them.
Sometimes kegging noobs put them on the wrong side not knowing there is a difference.


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Old 08-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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It's on the out post and there's no serrations by the nut. The other kegs worked fine, this disconnect's collar is just not moving at all. I'll try the screw driver and see if I get anywhere with that.
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Are there any notches cut in the nut of the post?
That is another waty to identify IN post.

Did you take apart the QD and clean it?
Possible that you assembled it wrong too.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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There are no notches and I didn't take the QD apart, I think it was just too much force and the collar being funny.
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OK....

Just quoting verse on what usually causes these issues....
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The screw driver got the collar up and it just popped right off. Hopefully it's not too damaged, it doesn't appear to be. I'll just have to be more careful in the future as it works perfectly fine now.
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Drink less before sticking it on next time?
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Hah, I only had one by then, but I also hadn't eaten anything by that time. Oh the joys of being unemployed.
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And that my friend is how I got into brewing. Unemployment sucks! Hope yours doesn't last as long as mine did!


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