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Old 10-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JuanMoore

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.

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
Yea it clearly says Challenger VI on the side. Spartanburg, SC. Thanks for the help. Just going to pick up a standard o-ring replacement kit.

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I have about 100 of the flat o-rings. I can send you a few or show you where to get them.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:11 AM   #13
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I have about 100 of the flat o-rings. I can send you a few or show you where to get them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:05 AM   #14
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Here is a pic of the mysterious o rings.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:16 AM   #15
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they're not all that mysterious. mcmaster carr sells square o-rings. they seal with less pressure than round o-rings.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:22 AM   #16
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Do the standard lid o-rings work for these type of kegs?

I just got a Challenger VI for $25, and it needs extensive renovation. It looks like whatever was left in it dried out 15 years ago and left a ring I hope will come off with PBW. What would be the next option to get grime off? CLR? I have some but have never used it on my brewing equipment.

The keg also has the plastic gas diptube and it was missing the liquid post. The lid looks like it still has a working pressure relief valve, but it does look like it might be deeper than the newer lids. I have not compared it against my current keg parts, but I know I will need to get a few new parts to get it in working order. Going to work on cleaning it first.

This looks like where I will get my post from, unless my local store has some.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360649045135...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Adding useful links from other threads. Corny Keg thread sizes.

http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm

Another thread about Challenger kegs

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/fire...d-help-101197/
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