I purchased two used kegs from NB.
I went to Home Depot with one of the kegs and bought the deep sockets to take the posts off. In the store I was unable to pull either the in or out posts out. I called over an employee, who tried and failed as well. He called over another employee, and they retrieved an extension to the socket wrench to give us more leverage. All three of us were simultaneously trying to get the posts off, but it wouldn't give.
After coming home I spent another 15 minutes on the beer/out posts, and it managed to come lose. I have no idea how I did it or how I could replicate it. Too bad however-- I must have picked up the wrong socket for the gas/in poppet, so I'll need to head back to Home Depot and try this again.
The other keg came lose very quickly.
How hard must I tighten the posts on the keg? I don't want to be in a position where three grown men are unable to open a posts.
Can I just barely tighten it, or should I tighten it as hard as I possibly can?
-- Edit - I meant to say "post", not "poppet".
-- Edit - I repurchased the correct piece to remove the gas/in poppet and was able to open both kegs easily. I'm not sure what I did this time.