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Old 09-11-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Firestone Keg Parts Needed- HELP

I picked up three Firestone/Spartanburg ball lock corny kegs for a reasonable price.. maybe.. They are single handled kegs with the black rubber on the bottom.

They may need replacement poppets.. don't think this is a problem.
They DO need replacement nylon washers on In and Out ports... don't see this as a problem.
They need replacement O-Rings on the outsides of the ports. no problem.

BUT.....

The gasket used in the liquid out dip tube looks like a piece of rubber hose. It fits the OD of the LO tube and fits into a recess in the top of the keg. These usually seem to be O-Rings.. not on this keg.. it's a square cross sectioned ring.

Anyone know where I can find these?


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Old 09-11-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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I rebuilt my Firestone with a regular corny rebuild kit. The ring you mention is sometimes called quad seal. Just use a regular seal kit and don't over tighten stuff. You will feel when the seals start to compress and do their job.


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Old 09-11-2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Really? So, by regular ring.. you mean the one that goes between the tube and the keg? There doesn't seem to be anything to contain it. Thought I'd try to stack a couple of O-Rings.. I can't picture an 0-ring fat enough to do that job.. I'm also going to check McMaster.. I know there is such a thing as a square cross section O Ring. I think I can get by with what I have now.. but for the future.. I ought to pick up a few...
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There is a thread on this forum that has a McMaster-Carr shopping list for keg parts. Search for it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #5
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There is a thread on this forum that has a McMaster-Carr shopping list for keg parts. Search for it.
I think this is it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/mcma...g-list-233086/
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Thanks KK and drb. I almost never got to the url.. the avatar had me mesmerized..
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Thanks KK and drb. I almost never got to the url.. the avatar had me mesmerized..
Imagine if they produced beer...
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That was the point..
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I have some of those kegs and could not find the correct size on mcmaster. They sell ones that are half the height. I was just thinking of doubling those up. Let me know if you come across the correct size.


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