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Cleaning kegerator
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:48:30 PM »
So I acquired this:


And I realize now I have no idea how to clean lines etc, other than a bottle of BLC the guys at the LHBS told me I needed. My understanding was to mix up the appropriate solution in a keg and push it through the system with c02? Also, what about the faucets? Do they need special attention or is the BLC treatment enough?

Thanks in advance, don't know where I'd be without the awesome resource that is this forum.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 04:15:37 PM »
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 10:32:31 PM »
Good references listed above.  I would follow the directions on the BLC, plus remove and completely disassemble the faucets and make sure they are clean and in good condition.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 08:19:41 AM »
Good references listed above.  I would follow the directions on the BLC, plus remove and completely disassemble the faucets and make sure they are clean and in good condition.

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Before its first use, its worth it to replace the beer lines.

When you pull apart the faucets, make sure any gaskets/o-rings are in good working order.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 09:06:49 AM »
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lus remove and completely disassemble the faucets and make sure they are clean and in good condition.

Do I need a special wrench to take the faucets apart?

Thanks for the links all, good stuff.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:26:52 AM »
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lus remove and completely disassemble the faucets and make sure they are clean and in good condition.

Do I need a special wrench to take the faucets apart?

Thanks for the links all, good stuff.

There are faucet wrenches but you might be able to remove them without the wrench.  Try just twisting off by hand using a glove.  If that doesn't work you will need to use a wrench or another tool for removal.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 06:02:14 AM »
Ran 2 gallons of BLC solution through it last night, let it sit with the lines full for 15 mins,then flushed with water. Looked good, there was a single flake of schmutz, that was all. The solution didn't pick up any color. Lines are very clean looking. The gentleman I bought the rig from is a microbiologist (he power washes his trash cans on a regular basis), and took good care of it.

I tried to take the faucets apart by hand, no dice. Hopefully the LHBS will have the appropriate wrench.

Thanks for the help guys. Can't wait to fire this thing up.
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 11:06:23 AM »
I built one of these awhile back and love the thing. Great for running cleaning solution and sanitizer through keg lines without using CO2 or dedicating a keg.

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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
I tried to take the faucets apart by hand, no dice. Hopefully the LHBS will have the appropriate wrench.

It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 03:57:06 AM »
It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)

And who doesn't have AR-15s and kegerators?   8)
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 08:24:43 AM »
It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)

And who doesn't have AR-15s and kegerators?   8)

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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 09:37:51 AM »
I tried to take the faucets apart by hand, no dice. Hopefully the LHBS will have the appropriate wrench.

It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)

That is good to know.  Since I already have the tool I might as well get an AR-15 now

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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 11:38:49 AM »
I tried to take the faucets apart by hand, no dice. Hopefully the LHBS will have the appropriate wrench.

It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)

That is good to know.  Since I already have the tool I might as well get an AR-15 now

Absolutely.  :)
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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 11:58:09 AM »
I tried to take the faucets apart by hand, no dice. Hopefully the LHBS will have the appropriate wrench.

It's the same wrench used to remove the buttstock sleeve from an AR-15. So you don't have to get a uni-tasker. ;)

That is good to know.  Since I already have the tool I might as well get an AR-15 now

Absolutely.  :)

Make sure to post the video of explaining that logic to your wife when you bring the AR-15 home.  We'd love to see your footwork in that dance.   8)

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Re: Cleaning kegerator
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 01:26:41 PM »
if he can successfully explain the purchase of an AR-15 to his wife, he has no need for one....he can probably slay zombies with The Force, Yoda style.
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