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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2011, 11:26:37 AM »
Do you have any idea what they're made out of?  That would help in finding a source.
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 02:01:20 PM »
Has anyone tried these?  I like the idea, but if they work I'd also like to buy them in bulk.

Tom - I was thinking the same thing last night as I was trying to get a new (used) keg to seal up after cleaning it.

Turns out I do have one of these larger o-rings, and it worked better than the standard though not perfect.  I did not warm it up to soften it, though, which always helps.

I've got to imagine McMaster Carr could match it.  I'll try to look up some part #s and if I remember to measure the o-ring tonight.

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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2011, 02:12:01 PM »
I've got to imagine McMaster Carr could match it.  I'll try to look up some part #s and if I remember to measure the o-ring tonight.
Thanks, let me know what you find out.  I tried looking there earlier and didn't find anything in the right size range that was softer, but maybe you'll have better luck.
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 02:13:49 PM »
I spoke too soon.  I can't find anything in their o-rings that gets fatter than 1/4 inch.

I'll check with Grainger and see what they have.  Got a friend in their sales group, but he may be of no use for such a small item...
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2011, 10:22:45 AM »
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/catalogPDF.shtml

Here's what I find from Grainger.  Not exactly encouraging.

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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2011, 01:07:12 PM »
I can't view it, it says I either have to use IE or Netscape.  What is the 30 second version?
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 01:23:43 PM »
I can't view it, it says I either have to use IE or Netscape.  What is the 30 second version?

Don't think it's really your browser.  I just went to the link with IE and it gives the same message.  You can click on "Catalog 42" at the top of the page and that'll bring up the pdf of the catalog.  I have no idea what specific page the OP was referencing, though.
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2011, 02:05:42 PM »
I can't view it, it says I either have to use IE or Netscape.  What is the 30 second version?

Don't think it's really your browser.  I just went to the link with IE and it gives the same message.  You can click on "Catalog 42" at the top of the page and that'll bring up the pdf of the catalog.  I have no idea what specific page the OP was referencing, though.
There's only 1395 pages - let me know when you find it :)
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2011, 05:10:55 PM »
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Rod-Seal-2HZL6?Pid=search

Page 3109.  If you click on the "catalog page" link at the bottom of the above link, you'll get what appears to be the comprehensive list.

This is the closest I could find on their website, which I find to be less than user-friendly.

The Buna N o-ring listings start on page 3101.  It doesn't appear they have any they get wider than the 1/4 fractional width of the McMaster Carr o-ring.  But I may have missed something in the pages.
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2011, 05:26:25 PM »
The ones on page 3109 and 3110 are as hard as or harder than the usual ones, durometer Shore A of 70-95.

Bummer. :(
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2011, 05:27:23 PM »
And much more expensive...
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2011, 05:31:15 PM »
Yeah, I hadn't even looked at the price :)
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2011, 05:36:39 PM »
But there has to be a source.  If Williams Brewing is getting them somewhere, there's somewhere they can be gotten in bulk.

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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2011, 05:43:29 PM »
 What exactly are we looking for?

  I'm a buyer by trade for my company and spend my day looking for non-existent items that engineers dream up in the surreal-world stupor they live in.

 I actually only play a buyer by day. When I get home the real me awakens.
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Re: Bent Mouth on Ball Lock Keg
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2011, 05:47:29 PM »
  I'm a buyer by trade for my company and spend my day looking for non-existent items that engineers dream up in the surreal-world stupor they live in.

I'm an engineer and now I realize where I live :)
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