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Old 09-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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I believe that there is something wrong with the gas side post, causing a slow leak and I have already replaced the o-ring and I want to change the post out. The real question is "would it be wise to change the post out while there is beer in the keg."

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I believe that there is something wrong with the gas side post, causing a slow leak and I have already replaced the o-ring and I want to change the post out. The real question is "would it be wise to change the post out while there is beer in the keg."
Sure, why not? I mean, don't sneeze down into the diptube or anything but I don't know why it would be an issue.

Make sure you pull the pressure relief valve to depressurize the keg first, and then go ahead and take it off.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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OK, I just want to make sure cause I am entering it into a competition!

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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StarSan in a spray bottle is your friend for situations like this and many others...

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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make sure you take the post with you or verify it's the correct post for your manufacturer of the keg

there are a couple different gas posts for ball lock kegs with different diameters

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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I just a little to late with the size posting I'm going to have to return the ones I got.

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:25 AM   #7
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Did you try replacing the poppets?

 
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:24 AM   #8
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Did you try replacing the poppets?
This, or at least cleaning them. Unless there is visible damage to the post, what would you gain from a replacement. Use a leak detector, the problem could be with a leaky quick connect. When you find your leak and if it's a bad post, then yeh it can be replaced mid-keg, just degas and replace.

 
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