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Welding a leaky keg seam

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by gezzanet, 20/9/18.

 

  1. gezzanet

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    Posted 20/9/18
    One of my 9.5 l keg king kegs has sprung a pin hole leak at the seam. Anybody got the gear or have any contacts around newcastle to repair the pin hole? Thinking weld or braze. Would be a shame to turf a newish keg. IMG_0785.jpg IMG_0783.jpg
     
  2. Wolfman1

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    Posted 20/9/18
    Warranty?
     
  3. sirosis

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    Posted 20/9/18
    Get someone to Tig weld it.
     
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    Yep, if it's not under warranty a purge TIG weld would be the go - redo the whole seam of course.
    Assuming you can get someone to do it at a reasonable cost.
    I used to use a guy in Moorabbin who was happy to do odd welding jobs for beer but he's not there anymore.
     
  5. gezzanet

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    Thanks guys. I’ll see how I go with a warranty job. Cheers gez
     
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    Posted 20/9/18
    ironically this is exactly the type of manufacturing defect that iso 9001 accreditation is supposed to eliminate!
     
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    I don't think the accreditation improves the quality it just means they can find someone to blame
     
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    JB weld is meant to be food safe, you could put a blob on the inside.......worth a try
     
  9. koshari

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    Stop making sense.
     
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  10. gezzanet

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    Posted 1/11/18
    Just some feedback on where I got to with this.
    A lot of run around trying to chase purchase info and contacting supplier and Keg King
    Keg King came through with a replacement warranty job on the keg so all good
    Big thumbs up for keg king and Kane for working through this.
    + 1 keg king
     
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