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Ball lock keg handle

Hello I have one of my ball lock keg handle coming off an i am wounding about how much it would be for a welder to spot weld one handle on for me. Or am I better off just buying a newer used keg ???

It should only take 5-10 min to tack the metal strap back on. So $10-15 should take care of it.

As you know, the SS is pretty thin. The welder need to be careful not to burn a hole in the keg.

You could try to solder it on with some Stay Bright products.

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Or purchase a replacement lid…They are also sold with accommodations for an airlock, should you wish to ferment in one sometime.

Or maybe JB Weld?

Know anybody in the aircraft repair business?
A single, well placed 3/16 Monel rivet will hold it from now on!
Put the “bucktail” on the outside.

This is not the lid. It is a SS handle that is welded on top of the keg, in place of the rubber handles.

[quote=“Stealthcruiser”]Know anybody in the aircraft repair business?
A single, well placed 3/16 Monel rivet will hold it from now on!
Put the “bucktail” on the outside.[/quote]

I would not want to put a hole in the keg on purpose. :oops:

I thought about the JB weld. It could work. Should not be an issue of removeing it if it fails and you need to take it to a welder.

Didn’t realize the type of keg.

I would forgo the J B Weld…Your welder won’t like you if it does not hold…This I will promise! :slight_smile:

I would put a hole and a rivet in it in a heartbeat!
As longs as it’s a solid rivet.

But then again, that’s what I do for a living… :cheers:

[quote=“Stealthcruiser”]Didn’t realize the type of keg.

I would forgo the J B Weld…Your welder won’t like you if it does not hold…This I will promise! :slight_smile:

I would put a hole and a rivet in it in a heartbeat!
As longs as it’s a solid rivet.

But then again, that’s what I do for a living… :cheers: [/quote]

A riveted hole on the inside of a keg? A cleaning/sanitation nightmare.

You don’t repair food service equipment do you? :wink:

I would just call a couple local welders and explain what you are after to get a feel for what they would charge then weigh that against what you can find a new keg for. All of the other parts from the old one can be saved for spares.

[quote=“Nighthawk”][quote=“Stealthcruiser”]Didn’t realize the type of keg.

I would forgo the J B Weld…Your welder won’t like you if it does not hold…This I will promise! :slight_smile:

I would put a hole and a rivet in it in a heartbeat!
As longs as it’s a solid rivet.

But then again, that’s what I do for a living… :cheers: [/quote]

A riveted hole on the inside of a keg? A cleaning/sanitation nightmare.

You don’t repair food service equipment do you? :wink: [/quote]

Naaa…Just airplanes that don’t leak at the rivets… :wink:

Would be no problem cleaning it, using regular, good ol’ cleaning practices. Rivets “swell” when bucked and become liquid tight.

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