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Old 08-01-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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I am looking around the corny keg market, and I was wondering what is the difference between A) 5 Gallon Ball Lock Kegs, cleaned, pressure checked,
and B) Cornelius Keg, Rebuilt five gallon keg:cleaned, pressure checked,sanitized new gaskets, and poppets? Is there a difference at all?

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Old 08-01-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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i think its just the name. Cornelius is just the brand name....i think.

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Old 08-01-2007, 02:22 AM   #3
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It sounds like either they're the same thing, described slightly differently by two different sources or it's a single source trying to distinguish ball lock and pinlock varieties.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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"sanitized new gaskets, and poppets"

It's unusual for a re-conditioned keg to have new poppets, as they are expensive. I would verify ball vs pin-lock before buying. IMI Cornelius made both types.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:07 AM   #5
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new poppets and O rings are are worth about $7 - $9 per keg. Go with ball lock, they are more prevalent.

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