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Old 04-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #21
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wow thats crazy!

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Old 04-25-2008, 12:36 AM   #22
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im glad you posted this! im about to convert a sankey keg and this is deffinitly something i will have to look into- or atleast make sure i drill a holl in the proper place to vent
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:44 PM   #23
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The idea that someone "repurposes" some piece of equipment and that makes it automatically safe to use is clearly an unwarranted assumption. Unwarranted assumptions can make a person a quick nominee for a Darwin Award......
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #24
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This might make a good sticky over in the DIY section. Probably would need a title modification too.

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Old 05-13-2008, 11:35 PM   #25
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I know this is kind of an old topic but for those wondering why they have holes drilled in the bottom of kegs it is to let pressure out while welding.

If you look at bicycle frames you will see they have tiny holes drilled in the tubes where they meet the bottom bracket. This is so the tubes don't explode when they are welding them together. Custom frame builders will weld the hole shut afterwards since that takes only a small tack weld.

The one kegs that exploded while being used for brewing was a fluke, someone forgot the safety holes, the welder was the lucky one in that case.

Still, it is a good idea to check your kegs...
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:37 AM   #26
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I copy that! No reason our repurposed stainless kegs shouldn't be safe to use as boil pots. But I will most certainly make sure mine has a couple of holes in the rims. Forewarned and all that!

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #27
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You mean they weren't thinking of us brewers when they put them in.

Lucky for us they do or there me of been a few more injuries!
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:22 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Monster Mash View Post
I know this is kind of an old topic but for those wondering why they have holes drilled in the bottom of kegs it is to let pressure out while welding.
Also, if they clean them like cornies, they go into a big dishwasher with caustic and steam/boiling water. It would be rather dangerous to trap caustic solution in there and have it leaking out here and there.

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:11 AM   #29
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:06 AM   #30
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The link won't seem to work or me. If I remember correctly this is relating to the holes on the bottom skirt of kegs. Anyone care to post pics/further explanation?
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