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Old 11-11-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
Mar 2007
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I just started kegging and bought 2 new ball lock gas and liquid quick disconnects. My problem is, my gas disconnect is nearly impossible to get on and twice as hard to get off. I've tried 2 different kegs. Am I doing something wrong or do I have a bad disconnect ?

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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Are you connecting to the correct side of the keg? I tried to put the gas on the liquid once and it was not fun to pull it back off.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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mine are a bitch and a deffinitly doin it right but atleast i dont have to worry about them coming off
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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Yes, I'm sure I am connecting to the correct side of the keg. On that thought I see the disconnects are color coded grey and black. are they "fitted" that only one is liquid and one is gas? I don't think they were labled any certain way.

Thanks for the replies and help.

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Old 11-11-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
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Black is Beer gray is gas

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Old 11-11-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by beerbuddy View Post
Black is Beer gray is gas
Yes, and if you mix them up, they are a real pain to get off if not impossible.

The black always goes on the "out" side. The gray on the "in" side. As beerbuddy said, B= black and beer, G= gas and gray.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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I really do love my pinlock system.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #8
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Did you try greasing those suckers up with keg lube?

All my new connectors were tight at first, but a little lube and putting them on and taking them off a couple of times and they are easy to use.

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Old 11-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
I really do love my pinlock system.
+1... they are pretty fool proof... However nothing is completely fool proof to a sufficiently talented fool....
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #10
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You may have the posts on the wrong side. Check the in side posts. On a ball lock they are often notched at the base. If it is not switch the actual posts.

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