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G type keg

Postby ryanm444 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:14 pm

Soni have decided to upgrade and build myself a new still with a keg as the boiler and the simple packed column . I was planing on connecting the column with a tri clamp . I have removed the spear from the g type keg but can remove the triangle part on the top. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove this ?Image


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Re: G type keg

Postby Saltbush Bill » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:51 pm

If its the sort I think it is , that bit unscrews, get some Stilsons onto it.
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Re: G type keg

Postby corene1 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:41 pm

If that is indeed a screw in piece as Saltbush mentioned. I would get a big wrench to fit the flats on the top piece and take a torch and heat the bottom collar. That should cause it to swell a bit so you can unscrew the top piece.
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Re: G type keg

Postby cob » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:21 pm

I don't know if I'm remembering correctly or not, but left handed threads comes to mind for some reason.

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Re: G type keg

Postby Saltbush Bill » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:38 am

They don't need heating , just need a big pipe wrench and some muscle.
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Re: G type keg

Postby ryanm444 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:52 pm

I have a pipe wrench but it won’t budge it. Tried hitting it extending it but it’s not moving . Can there be anything holding it in place?



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Re: G type keg

Postby corene1 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:33 pm

It could be corroded or the threads may have galled a bit and as was mentioned earlier it may be a left handed thread. That is why I mentioned a bit of heat on the collar . It may help it loosen up enough to get it to move one way or the other. You could also use some type of penetrant and try giving it a squirt every few minuets to see if that will help break it free.
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Re: G type keg

Postby firewater69 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm

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Re: G type keg

Postby cob » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:10 pm

the keg in the OP appears to have two flats.

the keg in the u tube tutorial has three flats.

different kegs.

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Re: G type keg

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:47 am

cob wrote:the keg in the OP appears to have two flats.

ryanm444 wrote:...the triangle part on the top.
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Re: G type keg

Postby ryanm444 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:10 am

The keg has 3 parts , I will try and heat it up it the only thing left to try. I have spent about 5 hours try to get it off Image


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Re: G type keg

Postby thecroweater » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:56 am

This does not look like one of the ones to come apart to me. I guess there has to be a way to remove it but its not like any I've dicked with.
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Re: G type keg

Postby still_stirrin » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:08 am

Looks easy enough....https://youtu.be/XglWWvIe9js

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Re: G type keg

Postby thecroweater » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:46 pm

still_stirrin wrote:Looks easy enough....https://youtu.be/XglWWvIe9js
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Bzzt try again :lol: he has already got the spear out no drama's, what the guy needs is some advise on how to remove that weirdo ferrule :thumbup:
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Re: G type keg

Postby Yummyrum » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:34 am

Saltbush Bill wrote:They don't need heating , just need a big pipe wrench and some muscle.

I had a keg that I couldn't budge with a normal size pipe wrench .( read about 1 foot long handle )
Borrowed set of big buggers with a handle nearly 3 foot long . Jambed a pipe through the handles to stop the keg twisting and finally with a lot of brute force the bastard moved
Two keg styles I've had both similar to yours had anti-clockwise to undo thread .... but its always worth trying it both ways .
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Re: G type keg

Postby ryanm444 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Will a try clamp fit on this keg ?


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Re: G type keg

Postby Yummyrum » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Only way for you to find out is beg borrow or buy a ferule and clamp and see for yourself . You may have to grind the edge off those 3 lugs if the diameter is too big . I had an 80 liter keg I had to do that to .

You could try to make an "easy flange " and some sort of home made custom clamp .

You could cut this one off and get a 4" ferrule welded on .... this would be the best solution . And get a fill port welded on at the same time :D
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