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I have a pressure valve on one of my corny kegs that is a flip style of valve. It it leaking a bit and I was wondering if it's possible to replace these or if you just have to get a new lid. I do not see any replacement options online and it doesn't appear to unscrew, but I figured I would post here to just make sure I am not missing something.
 

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fwiw, I had one keg out of 16 with a flip PRV - and it also decided to leak. But it did screw in/out and I was able to replace it with a pull-ring PRV to match all of my other kegs. You should be able to check it out using a PRV from one of your other kegs...

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Here's a picture. Does this unscrew? There is another hole on the other side of the one shown, but it does not go all the way through.
 

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Looks different from the one example I dealt with.
Is that keg occupied, or can you show us the inside of the lid?

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it's occupied, but I can easily just bleed the air off and refill. thanks for the replies everyone.
 
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You are correct the valve comes apart. there was a plastic nut on the bottom and I was able to unscrew the assembly. However, I do not see replacements for the flip style of valve online. Only the pull up kind seem to have replacements. What options do I have?
 

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Ah, ok, that's a "dome top" lid I believe. This replacement PRV should work.

But, replacement lids aren't expensive. New Cornelius Keg Lid with New Pressure Relief Valve
I'd actually go with that vs replacing the PRV...

Cheers! (replaced stale link)
 
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Thanks! yeah I may just opt to get a new lid.
 

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AIH actually has pretty good deals on used lids. i've bought quite a few, alot of them were a light blue plastic composite type material, a few were stainless. all work fine and were very cheap. like $5 a piece i wanna say. (been a while)
 

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Well, they had the lowest price I could find for a new lid. So, yeah! :D

Cheers! :drunk:
 
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