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Offline jimrod

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ball lock
« on: October 02, 2011, 11:46:41 PM »
I'm trying to add a ball lock to a converted 15.5 gal keg/fermentor..

Where can I get the ball valve post, the part that is welded to the corny?
(not the part that has the poppet in it)
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 12:39:42 AM »
Perhaps you might consider going to a sankey connection instead?
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 03:13:38 AM »
 I have the sanke already.  I just want to be able to snap the gas on to add a few psi to push the beer up hill without having to change fittings.

That thread has to be available from somewhere? How do people add a ball lock fitting to another project without having to cut apart a good corny?
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 06:11:09 AM »
dunno... cut apart a bad corny?

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Re: ball lock
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 06:36:47 AM »
Good question...try calling Northern Brewer or More Beer for suggestions...otherwise you'll have to cut them out of a used corny.
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 07:32:58 AM »
MoreBeer said to cut away a corny ...........but really?........know one has a lead on the type of thread a ball lock post takes?.
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 11:47:18 AM »
This link gives you the dimensions and thread counts on different types of corny kegs.  You may be able to get a machine shop to make you a fitting.

http://www.dresselbrew.com/Keg_Info.htm

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Re: ball lock
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 11:59:55 AM »
Just use one of these.  http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_40_131_575&products_id=10049

The Sanke CO2 side has a check valve of its own.
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Re: ball lock
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 12:10:55 PM »
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/adapter-for-corny-plugs-1-4-ffl-x-19-32-18.html

I think this is what you're looking for.  It should do the trick, since flare fittings are pretty standard.  This will convert a flare fitting to a corny post and then you can add the ball lock fitting.

If you had to have someone machine stainless tubing to get the 19/31 - 18 threads on there I imagine it would be cost prohibitive.  I'm not even sure where you would buy tubing for that if you wanted to cut it with a die.

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