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Marked keg

Postby stillthinking » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 pm

I just noticed a mark in the base of my keg that’s interesting. Does anyone know what these mean? Does it affect the integrity of the boiler?
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Re: Marked keg

Postby stillthinking » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:12 pm

The fellow I got the keg off had another with the same mark.
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Re: Marked keg

Postby RC Al » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:42 pm

I have a couple like that, im not sure if it means decommissioned or if some tool bounced it off the end a round pipe somewhere on a truck - it seems a very common damage though....
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Re: Marked keg

Postby RoytheBoy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Hey stillthinking

They are there by design. The are socially cut to burst if the ket is over pressured. They will split allowing the pressure and contents of course to vent, thus avoiding a serious situation..

It doesn’t affect the keg as a boiler at all.
Cheers
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Re: Marked keg

Postby RoytheBoy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:35 pm

RoytheBoy wrote:Hey stillthinking

They are there by design. The are specifically cut to burst if the keg is over pressured. They will split allowing the pressure and contents of course to vent, thus avoiding a serious situation..

It doesn’t affect the keg as a boiler at all.

Cheers

Had to quote to fix my typos. It wouldn’t allow me to edit!
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Re: Marked keg

Postby wynnum1 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:03 am

RoytheBoy wrote:
RoytheBoy wrote:Hey stillthinking

They are there by design. The are specifically cut to burst if the keg is over pressured. They will split allowing the pressure and contents of course to vent, thus avoiding a serious situation..

It doesn’t affect the keg as a boiler at all.

Cheers

Had to quote to fix my typos. It wouldn’t allow me to edit!

Would not like to be near a keg if it failed as they can take a very high pressure and there have been deaths and serious injury .
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Re: Marked keg

Postby stillthinking » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:27 pm

Cheers gents, I take it it won’t affect its intended use as a boiler?
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Re: Marked keg

Postby Sam. » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:58 am

stillthinking wrote:Cheers gents, I take it it won’t affect its intended use as a boiler?


That’s what Roy boy said above :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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