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Title: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: BrewQwest on May 21, 2011, 02:20:10 PM
ran a search and came up empty. Does anyone have a source for the o-ring which is INSIDE the gas and liquid connectors (Ball Lock) .... I took one apart to clean it and lost the little bugger  >:( down the drain.. It is so light that the sink trap didn't save me.. thank you and cheers!! ...
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tom on May 22, 2011, 03:47:58 PM
The "#" is the standard number for that specific size O-ring. You can search on that or get some from your local hardware store.

Dip Tube O-Rings
 5/16" ID x 1/2"OD x 3/32" width
 #109
 
Post O-Rings
 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD x 3/32" width
 #111
 
Lid O-Rings
 3 1/2" ID x 4" OD x 1/4" width
 #417
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: zorch on May 22, 2011, 04:49:00 PM
I haven't found a bulk source for the flat internal gasket, but here's a link to buy them one at a time:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/KEG-CONNECTOR-INNER-GASKET-P2296C110.aspx (http://www.williamsbrewing.com/KEG-CONNECTOR-INNER-GASKET-P2296C110.aspx)
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tubercle on May 22, 2011, 05:16:13 PM
www.mcmaster.com

Post o-ring - #9452k23

Dip tube o-ring- #9452k172

Lid o-ring- #9452k218
 













Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tschmidlin on May 22, 2011, 07:35:25 PM
Internal o-rings for the connector, not the post or dip tube or lid o-rings.

Sorry, I don't have a source.  If you can measure the dimensions accurately enough (or find them somewhere) you might find something at mcmaster.
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: amish electrician on May 22, 2011, 09:16:47 PM
They are called becker disconnect cap washers...  Most places seem to have them for less than 50c each, both my local homebrew stores do, as well as Northern Brewer, Williams, and Chi Company... I know this because I lost one down my deck drain, then I had another one that I messed up somehow when I put the connector back together so it stopped sealing, then the last good one I had I put in my pocket to go and check around at the hardware stores, and when I got home it was gone....   
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tom on May 22, 2011, 09:24:06 PM
here ya go:

Dash Number 013
O-Ring Cross Section Shape Square
 Width 1/16"
 Actual Width .070"
 Inside Diameter 7/16"
 Actual Inside Diameter .426"
 Outside Diameter 9/16"
 Actual Outside Diameter .566"
 Material Buna-N
 
 
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tschmidlin on May 23, 2011, 04:57:55 AM
Awesome.  Now to put them all in one post for historical purposes, making it easier for me to find next time. :)


www.mcmaster.com

Post o-ring - #9452k23
Dip tube o-ring- #9452k172
Lid o-ring- #9452k218
Ball lock connector interior o-ring - #4061T118
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tom on May 23, 2011, 03:41:54 PM
Can we get a "FAQ" section?
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: BrewQwest on May 23, 2011, 06:03:40 PM
thanks everyone... you are all the reason this forum rocks!!!!!  I raise a glass to all the respondents....and everyone else on this forum...   ;D
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: beersk on May 23, 2011, 06:16:45 PM
I was thinking about this a while back.  It doesn't seem like these o-rings need replacing very often.  How do you know when they need replaced except for losing them?
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: tschmidlin on May 23, 2011, 06:46:47 PM
I wouldn't replace them unless they were obviously damaged or there was a problem with leaks.  Cracked, torn, etc.  I've never had that happen though, I've just lost a couple.
Title: Re: Gas & Liquid Connector internal 0-rings
Post by: beersk on May 24, 2011, 02:10:54 AM
Ah, word to that.