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Replacing Keg O-rings With Silicone

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by randomiser, 24/9/12.

 

  1. fraser_john

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    Posted 18/2/16
    Just placed a very similar order, US$38 plus some change including shipping, looked to me like shipping is now over US$8 or something.
     
  2. Batz

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    Posted 18/2/16
    Nice one! Just ordered enough to do all my kegs again as well.
    I have some of the yellow O-rings I scored from the US some years ago and have never been happy with them at all.
     
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    Hey Beercus.

    To save any real effort on my part, if your still looking to offload half i'll be in.

    I'll send you a pm.

    Cheers
     
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    Posted 18/2/16
    I finally got around to placing my order as well.
     
  5. fraser_john

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    Posted 25/2/16
    And mine just got collected from post office box, good delivery time from USA!
     
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    Posted 10/3/16
    Oops. Should have read that bit first before I ordered . I will have some spare size 417 o rings soon if anyone needs some :lol: .
     
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  7. KegLand-com-au

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    Posted 26/4/19
    This thread has been dead for quite some time but this particular topic is one that we are doing some research on at the moment.

    silicone is nice and soft so it's good at plugging holes but the issue with silicone is that the gas transmission is orders of magnitude higher than other compounds. Have you guys ever had any oxidation issues with silicone o-rings for kegs that you have stored for a significant amount of time (more than 3 months).
     
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    Posted 26/4/19
    I have avoided silicon o-rings on the kegs I use for hoppy beers for exactly this reason - however I would be very interested if there was some scientific data to show the rate of oxidation
     

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