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Offline In The Sand

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Weird Gas Post
« on: February 09, 2014, 05:55:32 PM »
Anyone ever seen a gas post like this? Red plastic?
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 05:58:00 PM »
Looks to be the same color as one of those party pig things, wonder if they are connected?
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 06:04:26 PM »
I pulled on that looks like that out of a former de pepper keg but it didn't have the rib like yours. Not sure if it came from the syrup days or previous owner. Replaced with stainless without issue

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 06:27:08 PM »
I have at least one keg that has a similar gas in tube, tried to replace with a SS and it did not fit. Replaced the o ring and used it. Oh, and I boiled it to sanitize. 
Looks to be the same color as one of those party pig things, wonder if they are connected?
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 06:39:42 PM »
Williams sells plastic dip tubes. Maybe it would fit in your case.

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/TAPERED-PLASTIC-GAS-DIP-TUBE-P2570C299.aspx

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 06:43:27 PM »
I had a couple like those, I pulled them and drilled the hole a bit bigger and used a normal as one instead

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 08:03:24 PM »
The weird thing is I break my kegs down after every empty keg. I've never noticed this one. Do I drink that much, or is something else going on??
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 08:06:35 PM »
Did you swap kegs with somebody by accident?

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 08:17:31 PM »
I have one keg with plastic in tube. I think it's a firestone. I am unable to detect any changes it may be contributing

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 08:18:41 PM »
Bought some kegs off a buddy but I could swear I broke them down and cleaned them before filling them. Maybe I missed this one. Anyhow, the top of the post is all warped so I will have to figure something else out. Maybe order another one.
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 05:20:30 AM »
I have 1 or 2 with plastic gas in tubes.  Like was said earlier, I don't remember them having a ribbed spot.  I've never had any issues with them.

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 06:31:15 AM »
I have one. I looked at it, threw it away, and bought a metal one. Of course, it didn't fit. I was able to shorten the metal one and use it. Basically, it's just long enough to hold the o-ring now. About 1/4 inch.
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 08:34:29 AM »
Got a couple like that.  Cleaned as usual, been using for 20 yrs. no problems.
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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2014, 09:11:52 AM »
Got a couple like that.  Cleaned as usual, been using for 20 yrs. no problems.

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Re: Weird Gas Post
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 09:13:32 AM »
I've got four like that.  Or at least they came like that.

I think the dip tubes may have been brown originally, but they creeped me out.

I pulled them and replaced them with a simple stainless washer and o-ring.  Double o-rings work just fine, too.

You can buy the new ones from Williams and other suppliers (I think More Beer has them, or someone else out west) if you want, but standard dip tubes won't work because these are narrower.
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