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Tom
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Username: Benchbrew

Post Number: 128
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 96.247.35.42
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just completed my first sankey keg/kettle conversion, cut the top off with grinder, put a weldless spigot in. All went well except when I did a test run I noticed two very small pin hole leaks in the sides of the keg.

Is there a way to patch these up without getting a welder involved?
 

Jeff Stein
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Username: Steinie

Post Number: 5
Registered: 07-2010
Posted From: 71.230.45.202
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Depending on where the pin hole's are, you could add a weldless thermometer and/or site glass.
 

Tom
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Username: Benchbrew

Post Number: 129
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 96.247.35.42
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 01:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

both hole are about 1/2 up the keg. I could use a thermometer but Im looking for a quick cheap fix. Will JB weld work? or solder?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11890
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.101.115
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 03:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can fix pinhole leaks with StayBrite silver solder: http://www.amazon.com/Grobet-STAYBRITE-SILVER-SOLDER-KIT/dp/B000HYOIV6
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1548
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 04:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Geez, you might want to try to find that locally. At $22.94 and $11.50 shipping, that's a might steep for two pin holes.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 2185
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 98.66.36.165
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I might be inclined to at least TRY a spread dollop of clear silicone caulk. It's cheap and will withstand the heat.
 

Paul Muth
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Username: Pjmuth

Post Number: 506
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 72.146.170.149
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tower Hobbies Stay-Brite Silver Solder 3-64 1-2 oz - $8.99
 

David Gretzinger
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Username: Gretz

Post Number: 48
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.179.194.17
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used JB Weld to insulate the contacts on my heatstick and to seal the element base. No problems after many brew sessions
 

Bob G.
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Username: Brewerbob

Post Number: 548
Registered: 06-2002
Posted From: 192.77.86.2
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 08:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or you could take it to a local welder that does TIG or is it MIG whatever and maybe barter with some homebrew!
 

Catt22
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Username: Catt22

Post Number: 297
Registered: 12-2000
Posted From: 216.14.78.130
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would just put a couple of stainless sheet metal screws in the holes, then grind off most of what protrudes inside the keg. Quick, cheap and easy fix.
 

Tom
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Username: Benchbrew

Post Number: 130
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 96.247.35.42
Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Update: used JB weld, holding great so far. Thanks all for your input.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11899
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.101.115
Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Between JB Weld and duct tape, there is very little that can't be made to work, although neither does much for the sake of appearance.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 7362
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 74.83.191.159
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Baling wire.