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Old 01-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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I have a keg where there's a slow leak out the pressure relief valve. Unfortunately I discovered it while there was beer in the keg. I was planning on going to the LHBS tomorrow and picking up a new lid, sanitize and replace. Then try to fix the valve on the old one to use as a spare in the future.
Does anybody have a better idea as to what I can do to remedy this situation?

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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pull the lid off and unscrew the relief valve. clean and replace in the lid and reseal the keg.


it might just be something got tweaked in the valve and its preventing it from closing all the way.


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Old 01-18-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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I though of that, but what should I do with the now gaping hole in my keg?

 
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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Just throw some saran wrap or something over it for a little while. It will be fine

 
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #5
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:31 AM   #6
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Is there a way to fix the valves? I have a few kegs that are leaking from this valve, and a new one costs more than what I paid for the entire keg.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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wow dude i didn't realize that the relief valves were like 10bones. have you tried taking them out and ensuring they are free moving and have smooth seals? if so try swapping between kegs and see if they seat better
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #8
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So I took my valve off and it looked like there was some rust on the threads of the lid as well as where the seal would actually take place. I was able to knock some off and put some keg lube on the valve and it appears to have sealed ok.
New question though, what's the best way to get the rust off of the lid?

 
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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I've switched valves with other kegs before when one was already full of beer.

The keg shouldn't rust (stainless) but you may need to take a stainless wire brush to it and then let it re-passivate.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:49 PM   #10
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I figured it shouldn't rust, but it certainly was the color of rust. I'll see if I can find a stainless wire brush that small.
Is that a brush made of stainless or a brush specifically for stainless?



 
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