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Old 02-17-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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My keg is leaking from the gas pop it. The small inner circle is where i can see the bubbles coming from. Does that mean i need to replace it or is there a way to fix it.

 
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:43 AM   #2
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My keg is leaking from the gas pop it. The small inner circle is where i can see the bubbles coming from. Does that mean i need to replace it or is there a way to fix it.
Hook up the gas line, and rotate it 90 degrees, remove and see if it leaks again.

Changing the poppet is the better fix, though.

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Old 02-17-2014, 05:48 AM   #3
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My keg is leaking from the gas pop it. The small inner circle is where i can see the bubbles coming from. Does that mean i need to replace it or is there a way to fix it.
I've started replacing mine with these: http://morebeer.com/products/univers...FRSFfgodlSgAxg
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:37 AM   #4
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So i was messing around and i pushed the small eye hole in the middle in and wiggled it and now no more leaking. I am still getting a replacement just in case but I wonder why it got stuck and was acting up?

 
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:09 AM   #5
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It's a really quick fix. Plan to keep a few around for such a case. Use KegLube on the tiny O rings when re-assembling them.

 
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