Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

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Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

Unread postby royco » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:54 am

My pin disconnects (gas) are a RPITA to get off. Today a screwdriver was needed to lever the thing off. Is it feasible to convert the Corny fittings to ball lock? Is the seal as good?
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Re: Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

Unread postby Nesto » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:49 pm

royco wrote:My pin disconnects (gas) are a RPITA to get off. Today a screwdriver was needed to lever the thing off. Is it feasible to convert the Corny fittings to ball lock? Is the seal as good?

Definitely doable, check out http://www.cornykeg.com/store.asp?pid=29969

You do have to pay attention to sizing.
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Re: Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

Unread postby royco » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:45 am

Thanks nesto, glad to find that site as supplies are hard to come by here. Would you recommend converting to ball lock? Seems much simpler to use.
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Re: Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

Unread postby leosardinha » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:17 pm

I only have ball lock kegs, I am converting two pin locks right now.

I bought the pin lock conversion kit on chicompany.net

and I used this site to identify the thread size.

http://www.cornykeg.com/store.asp?pid=37604
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Re: Corny pin-to-ball lock conversion; good idea?

Unread postby Nesto » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:41 pm

royco wrote:Thanks nesto, glad to find that site as supplies are hard to come by here. Would you recommend converting to ball lock? Seems much simpler to use.

I suppose if you're having issues it's a good idea. Or if you really want only one style in your brewery. I like ball lock - they are easy to use and more plentiful (at least around here). There are probably two drawbacks. First, I have read they are more susceptible to leaking. One of my four kegs does indeed have an occasional gas leak. Seems to be connected to keeping it clean, so I make sure to disassemble and clean the fittings every few times it's used. The second thing is it is possible to jam a beer-in QD onto the gas post - which you can't do with pin lock. Yes, I've done it once and it's a pain! I now have marked my beer out post a little more clearly.
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