New to kegging, got myself a used ball lock Firestone/Pepsi soda keg. But when I've been cleaning and sanitizing the posts when I got it/after use, they seemed SUPER beat up. There is a washer (maybe? some sort of plastic nub) inside that is all cracked up, same with the o-rings, the gas dip tube is plastic and looks pretty beat up. And I haven't even looked at the poppets yet.
I'm considering just buying replacement post assemblies, but I've found three different "types":
- Type A fits Firestone V, VI, Challenger and Super Challenger kegs
- Type B fits Cornelius Spartan, Super Champion and 'R' kegs
- Type C fits John Wood 85 and older Firestone Challenger kegs
Then there is this kit I found that seems to want to sell me the both posts without any concern to type.
The question ends up being, is there functional difference between replacing the post assemblies between types other than profile? Must I choose the right one or will any work?
And if I must choose the correct one, how do I determine my kegs model when it doesn't seem to be labeled where I purchased it.