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Old 11-15-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Removed the dip tube from a Sanke keg

Pulled the dip tube from the keg - pics here:

Top of keg to open -


Notch where we put the screw driver -


Here is the clip pulled half way out -


The final product - I used a bike pedal wrench to twist the top off -


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Old 11-16-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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Well there goes your deposit


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Old 11-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Now build a jig and cut the top out.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Not to state the obvious but for those who have not done this before please relieve all the pressure in the keg prior to removing the tube or drilling.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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Not to state the obvious but for those who have not done this before please relieve all the pressure in the keg prior to removing the tube or drilling.

Hah! I am of the school of thought that any internet instruction should be written assuming the person reading it is a moron. The more info the better. Go read forums from other sites around the net and you will see what I am getting at. Haven't found any idiots on HBT though, the beer must make us smarter!
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Not to state the obvious but for those who have not done this before please relieve all the pressure in the keg prior to removing the tube or drilling.
And tilt the keg so that you don't shower yourself with beer...
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:28 PM   #7
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A real easy way to relieve the pressure is to tap a finishing nail in the valve at the top next to the ball. As stated earlier, point this away from your face unless you want to get wet.


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