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Old 02-01-2013, 07:22 AM   #11
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Great idea doc! Haha gbx you're an f in genius. I literally just thought of this before reading this. totally going to do that to check pressure
Careful, not all keg posts are the same, and it's easy to mess up the threads by trying to use a post fitting with slightly different threading than the post-
http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:33 AM   #12
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Thanks good to know. You know I'll just go pay the 16 bucks for the fittings it's not worth potentiality screwing up my keg or post.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:48 AM   #13
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Use a flashlight. and look inside the keg for any damage. If it is leaking you should be able to see the cause. Pressurize the keg and spray a mix of soapy water around the base and check for bubbles.

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #14
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Thanks all especially doc and fermentingNEthing! I did the dye and no leaks, pressure tested and they passed. Upon close examination I see that the rubber HAD pulled away from the metal and it WAS just holding water that spilled in as I filled it. Glad I posted

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #15
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Hey guys I am very disappointed to find out that two of the corny kegs I just bought are leaking. I filled them with water and the water was trickling out of where the rubber and metal meets at the bottom. Is there anything I can do to fix them so they will hold pressure and beer?
I had the same issue with a pin-lock keg I bought from midwestsupplies back in December. I called them yesterday and they were quick to say they would credit my account if I covered the cost of shipping it back. I said that wasn't cool because I bought it for 1/2 the current cost and I want another keg. The guy agreed and said they are sending me another keg at no charge. I asked if they want the leaking keg and they said to just recycle it. Excellent customer service!

 
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