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Old 11-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #11
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They have them without the thermowell too, http://morebeer.com/view_product/166..._1_1_4%22_hole

They claim they use liquid nitrogen to freeze them before drilling
Thanks for posting this. When I called in about it, the person I spoke with told me he couldn't sell me just the stopper because it was part of the package.

I guess 2nd holes are expensive, considering this stopper is $5.95, which is 626% the price of the $0.95 1-hole stopper

 
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #12
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No problem. I've been meaning to order one myself.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:48 AM   #13
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Reurrecting an old thread to post an additional solution: head to Harbor Freight and score one of these sets. It made short work of a #10 stopper that needed another hole. Like others above, I'm looking to try counterpressure filling a keg through a filter.
http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...-set-3838.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...-set-3838.html

And now, I lay this thread down to sleep, until the next inquisitive noobie once again rousts it from its slumber...



 
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:09 PM   #14
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Ike, how are these used? Did you put them into a drill press or manual bore into the stopper?

 
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:54 PM   #15
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Ike, how are these used? Did you put them into a drill press or manual bore into the stopper?
As far as a drill press goes, I guess you could do that. The diameter of the punch correlates with the diameter of the hole it is drilling, so I guess the limiting factor would be the size of the chuck on the drill you had available.

I imagine you could twist them through manually, if you were big and green, were named Bruce, and nobody liked you when you were angry. Those #10 stoppers are THICK. So, being a normal non-radiation-modified person, I grabbed my 3 pound sledge hammer and just hammered it through. There was a bit of bouncing the first couple of swings, but once the punch started digging in it stopped doing that and worked its way through nicely.

One hint: you may want to choose the punch that is one size bigger than the one you THINK you'll need. I found that in the stopper I punched through, the resulting hole was a bit smaller than intended. It'll do the trick for my needs, but just a heads-up...

 
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