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Old 03-15-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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I happened to find a used sankey keg at a yard sale so I bought it to try my conversion...........
I started by taking out the split ring that holds the ball valve in


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1363309654


Then with a twist of the ball valve to line up the tabs in the slots the ball valve pulled straight out

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1363309654


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1363309654.


I purchased a 2" tri clamp cover and clamp and drilled and tap 2 1/4"npt holes at approx 10 degrees

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1363309654


then spot faced a 3/4" dia x approx .100 deep on the bottom of one of those holes and silver soldered a 3/4 stainless tube in the spot face and cut it to the same length of the total length of the original ball valve and tube seems to work great

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachme...1&d=1363309654

I did add a relief valve as you can see in the pics just for added safety


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Old 03-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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Now I have the ball lock fittings so this keg will attach to most any homebrew system


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Old 03-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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Very nice
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:50 AM   #4
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I like the metalwork you did, but I cant help but think hooking up a D-Type coupler would be easy, affordable and versatile.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:02 AM   #5
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Ive had lots of compliments on this from my friends on how simple ans nice this setup looks thanks
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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Looks great! Good idea and well done!

How much $$ do you have in the conversion?

Could be used as a fermenter if you make one with a shortened dip tube.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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I didnt really keep track.............The most expensive parts are the fittings I bought them from midwest brewing. The tri clamp parts were bought from MSC. So fittings total was about $22 Tri clamp cap and cover about $15. I did machining myself ...so Im guessing I have under $40 in it.. and fermenting would be a grest idea too
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then spot faced a 3/4" dia x approx .100 deep on the bottom

Lost me here? Have a pic of that?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
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I don't have a pic of the spot face. But in the last pic where you see the silver solder joint for the stainless tube that is where it is.. Basically its just a 3/4" cut .100 deep so the tube can slide in and make a better solder joint
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Ah ha..beautiful.. Annular cutter?


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