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Old 04-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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From what i have read the machined locknut for the keggle and cooler kits is a special machined item made by the keggle kit people. NOT

Locknut, Pipe Size 1/2 In, NPT Connection, Material of Construction Red Brass, Pressure 125 PSI, Temp Range -20 To 400 Deg F, Standards ANSI B1.20.1 Specifications APPROVED VENDOR
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Grainger has it as well as all the stainless pipe fittings to do it for about $12.00, minus the, orings and washers which you have to buy in bulk and the valve they don't sell.

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Old 04-18-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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I ordered what I thought was these pieces from McMaster Carr and the ones I recieved were flat sided. I did have some luck with the trusty dremel and grinding a groove that holds the O-rings in place. More Beer sells the stainless versions which work great.

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Old 04-18-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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I have used the non-groved brass version and got it to work, but my next order will definitely be these nuts instead of the medium pressure ones.

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Old 04-19-2008, 10:17 AM   #4
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Wow... I like that groove. Pretty sweet but my keggles don't leak with just flat washers against the orings that press on the keggle wall. Come to think about it I don't have orings between the washer and nut on the inside or the washer and ball valve on the outside. Now I got myself wondering why mine don't leak.....
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