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Title: used kegs
Post by: tschmidlin on April 17, 2011, 11:27:22 pm
I was cleaning out some used cornies I got . . . some of them are pretty messed up.  Check out this diptube:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TavKmQri7XI/AAAAAAAAAIo/NEUtHvphDAU/IMG-20110417-00015.jpg)
Note that the top of the diptube is on the right!  It was so bent it had a kink right near the top so there was no way to pull it out.  I had to cut the top off the tube and pull it out through the lid opening.

Has anyone every tried to remove the bottom from a corny keg?  I have one keg that is perfect except the bottom is missing, but I figure if I can pull the bottom off of one of the thrashed kegs than I can make a whole one.

Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: bluesman on April 18, 2011, 07:35:10 am
If you're talking about the rubber boot...here is a short thread on replacing the part.

http://hbd.org/brewsandviews/messages/20001/21038.html?1079365625
Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: phillamb168 on April 18, 2011, 07:57:59 am
Oof. Hope you didn't pay too much for them.
Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: corkybstewart on April 18, 2011, 08:05:46 am
I had one come off by itself.  I just put a bunch of liquid nails in the boot and filled the keg with water for weight.   It's been stuck on there for about 5 years now.
Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: tschmidlin on April 18, 2011, 09:54:11 am
Thanks, I've used liquid nails to re-attach the rubber top or bottom to a keg, it works well.  I'm just trying to figure out how to remove the bottom from one keg so I can move it to another one.

The kegs were reasonable, I expect to get some duds in the batch and the guy gave me a bag full of spare parts and a couple of scrap kegs to scavenge from.  The worst ones have a tear in the lid opening, there's not much I can do to fix that.
Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: johnf on April 18, 2011, 10:07:19 am
Thanks, I've used liquid nails to re-attach the rubber top or bottom to a keg, it works well.  I'm just trying to figure out how to remove the bottom from one keg so I can move it to another one.

The kegs were reasonable, I expect to get some duds in the batch and the guy gave me a bag full of spare parts and a couple of scrap kegs to scavenge from.  The worst ones have a tear in the lid opening, there's not much I can do to fix that.

I would suggest trying heat although I think I read about a guy autoclaving cornies so, presumably that is not going to work.
Title: Re: used kegs
Post by: Slowbrew on April 18, 2011, 03:48:44 pm
I've always assumed the boots were vulcanized to keg.  Removal would be near impossible.  Maybe a really sharp knife, a level of patience I've never achieved and slowly making tiny cuts to remove it would work?

Gluing one on is the easy part of the problem.

Good luck!

Paul