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- Many things we use around our home breweries can be repaired. If possible, fix something rather than replacing it. The challenge can be fun and you can save money.
- When possible, rehab kegs instead of replacing them. Most kegs are designed for commercial service, they should have long lives and most parts are replaceable.
- See Resource Post Bulk Keg Orings and Keg Repair Part Numbers for a slew of replacement keg replacement parts.
- Keg Connection has a number of diagrams and parts lists to help you repair draft related items. These are neat because not only do they show you how things go together, they offer an easy way to get what you need. As of this posting, they have parts pages for pony pumps, stout faucets, keg disconnects, Perlick 600 series faucets, Perlick 525, standard faucets and shanks. Searching “parts” at Keg Connection should get you headed in the right direction to find their current resources
- If you’re having trouble figuring out how to fix something or source repair parts, join our Facebook group and ask your fellow homebrewers.
- For general repairs and projects I like to keep an assortment of hardware on hand at the ready to help fix and build things around the brewery – some Amazon searches – “screw assortment”, “clamp assortment”, “electrical nut assortment”, “heat shrink assortment”, “hardware assortment kit”
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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions.