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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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My Dad was able to get two ball lock kegs from his sister but they have not been used in over 6 years and they still had syrup from the last soda that was in them. Do you think it would be worth trying to clean these out and replacing the O rings or will it be more trouble than its worth?

I was planning on putting some oxy clean in them and letting them soak for a few days (multiple times if needed) and then replacing all the o rings. Is there anything else that I need to do?

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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Oxy and new o-rings is your second best option. Best option is to let me pay shipping after I PM you my address.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #3
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Remove the posts and poppet valves, you can clean them up by soaking them. Remove the tubes and check them also. You can clean the outside of the kegs with oxy and a green scrubbie. Remove any stickers with a careful use of a razor blade. Sounds like a great find.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 AM   #4
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Is this a good price for all the tubing and stuff I would need or should I shop around a bit?

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=464

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 AM   #5
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Absolutely worth it taking everything apart and changing o rings is great advice, also oxy works better hot.and when you get the o ring get some sanitized lube and put it on the o rings

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Got them opened up today and they look great on the inside, going to soak with oxy overnight.

I am having trouble getting the side posts off though, what tools do you guys recommend to do this? Edit: Nvm got em

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:14 AM   #7
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Clean them up with barkeepers friend on the outside, PBW on the inside, and new orings for 3 bucks and your good to go.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #8
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Trying to decide on which regulator I should get. I kind of just want to use paintball tanks at first due to space issues in my mini fridge plus I already have 3 20 oz tanks and a place that refills them 5 minutes down the road.

I was looking at these two kits on kegconnection and don't really know the difference between a 1 and 2 gauge regulator.

This kit only works with paintball tanks which kind of sucks

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=580

This one will work for normal tanks but I guess I would need to get some kind of adapter to hook it up to my Co2 tank

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=464

What is the difference between the 1 and 2 gauge regulators aside from the fact that one can only be used with paintball tanks?

 
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:12 AM   #9
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Are paintball tanks filled with just compressed air, or Co2??
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:16 AM   #10
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Are paintball tanks filled with just compressed air, or Co2??
They have both types for paintball use but I am talking about the CO2 tanks.

 
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