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Old 04-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
Dec 2012
Bremerton, Washington
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So I just used my keg for the first time and am now cleaning it out. Noticed my pressure relieve valve o ring is very cracked. Is it normal to have O ring on the PRV cracked after the first time? Also will I need to replace it everytime? That would be horrible.

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Mar 2007
De Pere, WI
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No, you should not have to replace gaskets every time. Eventually they will get old and crack or get too soft and not seal tight, but that should take a long time. Most of the time when I get used kegs I replace the gaskets right away because they're cheap. Unfortunately poppets have gotten a *lot* more dear in the past few years.

Normally I put a little bit of cipfilm on the gaskets every time I clean one so the gaskets stay soft. It doesn't appear to dissolve or make the gaskets too soft.

There's a joke here about never having too much lube, but I'm not sure exactly where.
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