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Old 10-05-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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Picked up a challenger VI last night from a local bar owner. Planning on reconditioning all o-rings but I noticed that the o-rings on the dip tubes do not look like the standard doughnut shaped ones that come in replacement packs. The o-rings on my dip tubes (will post pics tomorrow) are flat on the sides and have a cupped underside that fits perfectly on top of and over the bare post. Has anyone seen this before? I can't find any replacements online that look like this. Thanks in advance for any help.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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You sure the o-rings aren't just deformed normal ones? They look like what you're describing if they've been left in place long enough.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Possibly. The tubes were really difficult to remove like the rings were glued to the posts.. But the o rings just look like they were manufactured that way.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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I'm betting they started out looking like standard donut shaped o-rings.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Sounds like the quad seal o-rings.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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Sounds like the quad seal o-rings.
I guess my real question is: assuming I have just a normal challenger VI, will using the standard replacement o-rings be okay?

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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I guess my real question is: assuming I have just a normal challenger VI, will using the standard replacement o-rings be okay?
Yes.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:48 AM   #8
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They use a weird flat o ring. It's not a donut like others. Either reuse it or stack a couple o rings to get it to fit. This has the plastic inserts in the posts too right?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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They use a weird flat o ring. It's not a donut like others. Either reuse it or stack a couple o rings to get it to fit. This has the plastic inserts in the posts too right?
Hmm no plastic inserts that I can see. Can you tell me more about them?

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:01 AM   #10
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They use a weird flat o ring. It's not a donut like others. Either reuse it or stack a couple o rings to get it to fit. This has the plastic inserts in the posts too right?
You're probably thinking of the older firestone challenger kegs (not the challenger V or VI). I have 3 challenger V and VI kegs, and they don't have any plastic inserts, and a standard o-ring fits them perfectly.

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Hmm no plastic inserts that I can see. Can you tell me more about them?
They were used on the older Firestone Challenger and John Wood 85 style kegs. If you're sure your keg is a challenger VI, then you don't need to worry about them. Here's what they look like though-

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/FIRES...SERT-P101.aspx
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