I purchased the Stainless Steele carbonation cap from OntarioBeerKegs and Patrick was nothing but awesome to deal with. Nothing about the company or their service is what I am complaining about but rather the product itself.
The product came and I used it for for a few weeks, now the retainer clip fell off. Not sure if was due to the pressure that it didn't hold strong enough or it got bent and I lost it but without it I was SOL. Long story short I called Patrick and he told me that I would have to buy the specific part from any Hardware store since he gets the whole product shipped to him and no way of selling individual parts. I completely understood him and I thought it was a piece of cake considering the advice given to me plus how hard could it be to find this special piece.
Today was the day I completely gave up, not only did I visit every hardware store in the city but I even went as far as visiting RC Hobby shops and small engine repair shops for the part. No one could help me, I went as far as contacting Alibaba distributors and got nothing. So I took the next and final step for some hope that someone online on this forum can assist me and any others who might fall to this trap of a nightmare.
The product only costs $15 and it's a heck of a deal compared to the plastic one which I can only find for $20-$25 on eBay and those are all american sites so because I am Canadian I am stuck with a higher shipping fee so it would of costed me a lot more then an already high priced item. As far as terminology goes for the part I am looking for I came across various names which Google images helped me identify but I was still clueless because the few that I did find were 4mm in length and I'm looking for somewhere around 15mm-17mm in length.
The clip I am talking about which I will illustrate looks like a "C-clip" but it's shaped like the letter "G" where it forms the C and then one of the tips curves in to form the letter "G".
The metal bar has no meaning to any of this, I just wanted to show you the clips.
I don't even know the proper name for this and because this was made from some unknown manufacturer I wouldn't know if the parts are even related to something from a lawn motor or a rc car.
Here is what I found:
- Reed Retainer - Circlip
- Piston Retaining Clip Ring
- Sherco Piston C-clip
- LRP Wrist Pin & Clip
- G Clip Spring Retainer
- Traxxas 3235 G-Clip Spring, Piston Pin Retainers
The closest thing I got was finding a manufacturer of this hellava device and all this person did was talk wholesale prices to me, nothing about individual part price list. Sure I can probably get the thing now for close to $6/piece if I purchase 300+ of them lol
Any help is appreciated, oh and the picture of the clip I posted isn't the "actual" one seeing as how I can't even find it anywhere.
This would be a godsend. And I'm not purchasing another one when this one is perfectly fine except for that piece. No pun intended Pat, I might have to however if I can't find anyone. I'm without my carbonation cap and I cannot make any soda, and just today I received my first batch of Coke syrup which I am dying to try out but cannot because of this. Admin should make this a sticky until it gets resolved hahaha.