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From: Steve Dempsey <steved@longs.LANCE.ColoState.Edu>
Subject: Re: Keg fitting removal from Micah Millspaw
Date: 1992-05-26 21:37:55 GMT

> For those with pin lock kegs, I have a solution to the problem
> of removing the pin fitting from the kegs. ...
> it can be ordered from Benjamin Machine Products 1121 Doker Unit 7
> Modesto, CA. 95351 phone or fax 209-523-8874. The cost is $15 plus shipping,
> and tax if in CA. By the way it fits on 3\8 drive rachets.

This tool is easy to make. Find a cheap 13/16" spark plug socket for under
$5 at any hardware store. These are not hardened like most tools because
they don't have to take as much torque; look for the warning that it should
not be used for anything except spark plugs. Use a metal-cutting band saw
or grinder (or even a hack saw will do) to cut notches in the end of the
socket at the points of the hexagon, about 1/4" wide and 3/8" deep. The
notches will allow the socket to come down over pins and reach the body
of the fitting. Now you're ready to jam a pipe or other lever through
the handle holds on the keg and crank those fittings off or on.

Steve Dempsey, Engineering Network Services
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 +1 303 491 0630
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