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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 09:02:13 PM »
The homebrew shop is a good idea.  Kind of a pain to get to mine but this might be worth the trip.

Here's what I'm looking for:



Looking at the morebeer site they offer two varieties that seem close, the becker and firestone ones.  Just eyeballing it the firestone ones seem to look the closest.
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 09:05:32 PM »
Live dangerously.....go for it... ;D
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2010, 09:12:23 PM »
Live dangerously.....go for it... ;D

Yeah, that's the plan.  I just like to post my plans when I don't know what the hell I'm doing so someone can stop me if I'm making a booboo.   ;)
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 09:24:18 PM »
Just put in an order with Midwest for a bunch of keggie conversion hardware. Time to get welding!
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 09:35:11 PM »
Look at the side of the kegs, there should be a manufacturer on it.  If you have cornelius kegs, don't get firestone poppets.  And the three "legs" on the poppet in the picture are seriously bent, it probably means that you had the wrong poppet on there in the first place.  See if any of the poppets from your other kegs work well with that post, and if so then order ones like that.
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2010, 05:24:42 AM »
Here's a procedure including drawings and photos on how to clean and rebuild Ball Lock Kegs.

In particular there's a photo of the four different kinds of poppets and the keg types they are associated with.

This is a nice procedure to keep handy. Actually this was drawn up by our very own Mike Dixon.

http://hbd.org/carboy/ballkegclean.htm



Type A is for Spartanburg or Firestone Challenger V, VI, and Super Challenger.

Type B is for Cornelius.

Type C is for older Firestone Challenger (no V or VI) and John Wood 85.

Type D is for older Firestone models A, R, RA, and RC, Alloy Products and John Wood (pin lock).

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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2010, 08:28:16 AM »
Thanks guys that's really good information.  Upon quick inspection this morning it looks like I have a variety.  At least one Cornelius, two Super Champion (is that the same as Super Challenger?), and one which I couldn't find a manufacturer on initial inspection.  I'll need to play look them over in more detail tonight.
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Re: Taking the plunge
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »
After digging through some stickers I see that I actually have three cornelius kegs and one mystery keg.  The mystery keg is Italian made and that's about all I was able to uncover.  I guess I'll proceed under the assumption its a corny as well and see if everything fits together.
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