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roguejim:
I've never had problems with leaky keg lids until now.  It used to be if a lid was leaking, I would simply turn it around in the other direction, and the problem was solved.  But, this doesn't always work anymore.  Now, I find myself swapping out lids until I get one that won't leak.  I've even resorted to using keg lube, which I never had to do before.

How long before those black gaskets have to be replaced?

Visually, they look fine, but do they shrink over time?

hamiltont:
I always use keg lube on all the O-rings. If you replaced the O-rings when you got your kegs you should never have to replace them unless they get damaged somehow.

roguejim:
Okay, thanks.

Now, I clean my kegs and parts in Sun Oxygen Cleaner.  It doesn't seem to have any affect on keg lube.  

How do I remove the lube from the underneath side, of the keg's top, where the o-ring is seated?  

What do you soak your keg parts in that will remove the lube from the o-rings?

I actually use Harvey's Silicone Grease (waterproof) from a plumbing supply store.

denny:
Maybe it's the Harvey's.  I don't have any issues with Oxiclean removing Keg Lube.

bluesman:
Keg Lube can be removed by Wiping it down with a soft cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol.

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