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Trouble with gas posts
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:20:17 PM »
I have a few ball lock kegs that seem to mostly have these gas posts with a star pattern.  I'm not too happy with them, they are infuriating to try and get off as I can't use a socket wrench (works fine with the liquid posts which have typical shape), and would love to find a replacement or better way to get them on and off.  Any idea what type these are?  Tried looking on keg but can't find any manufacturing marks to describe the keg (Firestone, challenger, etc).  I bought a matching gas post compared to the liquid post (it is def a gas post) but the threads are different I guess cause it won't screw on.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 07:56:31 PM »
Pictures?

Have you tried a twelve-point socket?  How about a wrench?

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 08:23:23 PM »
I use a 7/8" end wrench. Just bought a new clean one and dedicated it to my kegging kit.
Remember when you assemble it only needs to be tight enough to compress the o ring on the tube (in or out)  Anything more is overkill.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
+1 to 7/8", box end 12 point wrench.

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 05:01:45 AM »

+1 to 7/8", box end 12 point wrench.

+1 and I have only one oddball keg that uses an 11/16" wrench.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 05:43:15 AM »
A 12 point, deep socket has always served me well.

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 06:34:42 AM »
A 12 point, deep socket has always served me well.

Paul

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 08:21:41 AM »
Craftsman (and probably some other manufacturers) makes a 7/8" and 11/16" ratcheting box wrench. Tom recommended it to me, and I will pass on the recommendation. Makes for one tool to wrench them all.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 09:40:52 AM »
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 06:08:28 AM »
A 12 point, deep socket has always served me well.

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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 06:10:55 AM »
Craftsman (and probably some other manufacturers) makes a 7/8" and 11/16" ratcheting box wrench. Tom recommended it to me, and I will pass on the recommendation. Makes for one tool to wrench them all.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 08:40:48 AM »
Craftsman (and probably some other manufacturers) makes a 7/8" and 11/16" ratcheting box wrench. Tom recommended it to me, and I will pass on the recommendation. Makes for one tool to wrench them all.
Hey, where is Tom these days?

Working 2 jobs and dealing with kids!  I heard from him the other day.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 09:26:52 AM »
Craftsman (and probably some other manufacturers) makes a 7/8" and 11/16" ratcheting box wrench. Tom recommended it to me, and I will pass on the recommendation. Makes for one tool to wrench them all.
Hey, where is Tom these days?

Working 2 jobs and dealing with kids!  I heard from him the other day.
That was my guess, glad it was not something bad. His quick wit is missed around here.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 03:00:37 PM »
Craftsman (and probably some other manufacturers) makes a 7/8" and 11/16" ratcheting box wrench. Tom recommended it to me, and I will pass on the recommendation. Makes for one tool to wrench them all.
Hey, where is Tom these days?

Working 2 jobs and dealing with kids!  I heard from him the other day.
That was my guess, glad it was not something bad. His quick wit is missed around here.

It will take him a week just to catch up when he comes back.
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Re: Trouble with gas posts
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2013, 12:25:50 PM »
Are pin lock and ball lock interchangeable?
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