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Old 10-15-2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Mar 2008
Charles Town, WV
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Howdy y'all;
I received a pair of cornies and can't for the life of me remove the post connects on either of them; not that it should matter, but they are pin-lock connects and I've tried my pin-lock socket on them:
1) when full of water, so they move on me less when torquing the post;
2) half full of water, but torching the posts at their thread connections - damn the o-rings, I'll rebuild them anyway, just get them off!
3) empty where they jump around as I scream and yell like a shot-putter while attempting to turn the posts.

Has anyone conquered this impasse?

thank you very much in advance - I want to put them to use!!!


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Old 10-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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Sep 2006
Southern VT
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I had the same plm with 4 pinlock kegs and those posts ! I tried heat, soaking, banging , keglube ...

I even sent the socket back to midwest supplies, thinking it was poor design. They sent another, and I still had no luck ... just a weakling I guessed.

Then I hosted a brewing get together and Paulthenurse came to the rescue and, with considerable effort and more strenth than me, got those post off..

my kegs were rescued !

so - do you have any really strong friends ??
Bill Clark
Windham, VT

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
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Baltimore, MD
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tap the end of wrenck with side of hammer or mallet

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:43 AM   #4
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Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
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Got a 1/2" Impact Wrench?

Stick another long wrench or chunk of wood through the handle of the keg to give you some leverage...then smack the end of the wrench with something....Remember...Rightey Tightey...LEfty Loosey!
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:46 AM   #5
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Sep 2007
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Take the wrench and stick a longish pole on the handle. HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLO leverage.
maybe i'll post an ad:

Single male seeks double-jointed supermodel who owns a brewery and grows her own pot. Access to free concert tickets a plus!

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