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Old 01-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #41
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The first video is a dead link, and the second one was removed by YouTube...anyone still have a link so I can watch it?

 
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:59 PM   #42
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When I first saw this I had doubt But I always said doubt is OK but also keep an open mind. I saw the clip before Northern brewer put out there warning.

I have saw my fair share of the bottoms of kegs and up to this day never saw one without holes in the bottom rim. Until today I had a brewer bring this keg over for some tig welding and other work. When I turn it over I noticed right way no hole's in the bottom rim and none in the top rim.
What really floored me was when I saw this heavy weld 360 degrees around the inside of the bottom rim. Here are a couple of pictures taken with a mirror. Now I do a fair amount of tig welding but this is one mean bead around the inside machine layed .







I think the purpose was to reinforce the bottom rim so it would stand up to repeated dropping off the truck.

I do know this is a sealed vessel that could turn into a real bad bomb when heat is applied if there is any moisture inside.


OK no doubt now. It only takes one and this is one out of a truck load.



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Old 02-19-2010, 09:19 AM   #43
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One of my 4 are welded.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:48 PM   #44
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One of my 4 are welded.

Just to be safe I would drill a few holes or a few saw cuts in the bottom rim. Just place them so it will drain when upright.


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Old 02-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #45
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Just to be safe I would drill a few holes or a few saw cuts in the bottom rim. Just place them so it will drain when upright.


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Old 03-05-2010, 07:03 AM   #46
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wow thanks for the heads up i havent made my keggle but am in the process

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #47
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I have 4 holes drilled in the rolled rim as you can see, as well as 4 drain water slots I'll call them.

I got this keg from Sabco. I have a 1-year old and safety is top priority. This is adequate drilling correct?

 
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:46 AM   #48
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Wow. Scary. I'm looking into making a three keggle system so I'll definitely be looking out for this kind of stuff. Friend of mine is a machinist so luckily I'll be able to have him do any kind of mods to it. Thanks for the info.

 
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #49
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We all appreciate this info!

 
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:17 AM   #50
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Wow, I am so glad someone finally posted a picture of the "holes" that the keggle is supposed to have. I have been using mine for awhile and always thought they were referring to the four large holes where the skirt meets the keg body (not sure if that makes sense). Glad I know that it's referring to the holes in the rolled rim. I'll make sure to drill some in top and bottom just in case.
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