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Re: Too much foam
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 12:57:58 PM »
You know what I think the problem was?  The orientation of the dip tube.  I tore the keg apart, cleaned everything and nothing came out of the tube, put in cleaner, pressurized the keg and it was pretty much exactly the same flow rate.  I gave the ball lock a 1/8 turn looser with the wrench and things started pouring normally.  Can you have it too tight?
I'm thinking that the down tube angle was wrong last time and when I put it together as well and it was forcing beer through a small opening instead of picking it up freely.  I may just take a 1/4 inch off the tube and see if that makes a difference but I sure saw that when I turned it slightly it started working.

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Re: Too much foam
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 01:10:56 PM »
Cornelius kegs have a 'dimple' in the bottom.  You want to make sure the dip tube is allgined /w that dimple so there's a bit of space betwee the bottom of the dip tube & the bottom of the keg.  

The next time you re-insert the dip tube, take care to note where the bottom end sits when it's all the way in.  Put it in the dimple.  
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Re: Too much foam
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 02:06:43 PM »
Cornelius kegs have a 'dimple' in the bottom.  You want to make sure the dip tube is allgined /w that dimple so there's a bit of space betwee the bottom of the dip tube & the bottom of the keg.  

The next time you re-insert the dip tube, take care to note where the bottom end sits when it's all the way in.  Put it in the dimple.  
Thank, I see the dimple.  I really don't think that this is the right tube for this keg although I can't see them making that many different ones. Even in the dimple it wasn't working that well. Either way, it's 1/4 shorter now than it was and it's working fine. I guess that's the problem with "reconditioned" kegs.  Maybe they're not always matched parts.

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Re: Too much foam
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011, 10:54:00 AM »
I guess that's the problem with "reconditioned" kegs.  Maybe they're not always matched parts.

Would not surprise me. The keggies I buy still have a little soda in them. I'll mess with them myself, thank you.
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