Corny Keg repair

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Corny Keg repair

Postby Shawn Mitchell » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:23 pm

Howdy Y'all!

I've got a corny that's leaking around the lid. I've already tried replacing to o-ring with no luck and today found a small dent at the leak point in the rim.

Before I make a planter out of it I would like to try to pound it out. How smooth does the lip need to be? It's a pretty small dent and awkward as hell to get to.

Any (useful) suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby DAVO » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:28 am

HAVE YOU TRIED AN OVERSIZED (THICKER) O-RING?
OR ADD A BIT OF KEG LUBE.
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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby Spartan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:14 am

You could just order a new lid if DAVO's suggestions don't work. Better than making a planter out of it.
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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby JoeyCoonce » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:27 am

DAVO wrote:ADD A BIT OF KEG LUBE.

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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby mohaine » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:50 pm

You might want to try upping the pressure to 30 psi for a little while. Just a bit (30 seconds) at 30 psi fixes all my leaky cornies, including the one with a big dent in the lid ring.
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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby old guy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:59 pm

I have one keg that leaks around the lid "O" ring so bad that the pressure won't start building at all. I do what DAVO said except instead of a bit of keg lube, I use a lot of keg lube. I have also used food grade silicone which I purchase in little round containers at the hardware store in the plumbing dept. It is quite a bit more viscous than keg lube and is guaranteed to seal any gasket or "O" ring. If you want to sell that planter to be keg, I'll give you $20.00 for it. Even throw in a 2 gal. plant pot.

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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby Shawn Mitchell » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:01 pm

Thanks for the help. I'll check out the thicker Oring and lube tomorrow.
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Re: Corny Keg repair

Postby Shawn Mitchell » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Well apparently it already had a thicker o-ring. Keg lube did the trick though. It would have sucked as a planter anyway.
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