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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by proactive, Apr 26, 2007.
Did you end up filling that keg? Any tips on the process?
Yeah, I finally filled it.
Getting the top off was a bit confusing until I figured it out. Theres a funky coil type snap ring that holds it in. It needs to be pryed out, then the top comes right off.
I bought a 2" internal snap ring to replace the stock ring. Its a bit small though, a 2 1/8" snap ring would be perfect. But the 2" gets the job done.
I filled mine with sand. The guys on Ross's sight seem to prefer water, as it sloshes around and makes it more challenging. But sand is fine by me. I made a funnel out of a gallon water jug and just filled it up.
I only made it 80 lbs to begin with. I plan on shouldering my 120 lb sand bag to carry, and carrying the keg in my hands. I might add more sand later.
I haven't done a workout with it yet. Been too busy with my lifting. This morning is another heavy deadlift routine, and I planned on playing with the keg and sandbag in the afternoon, but we'll see.
If you do a google search for "sankey keg disassembly" you should find a link or two on the keg internals.
Any other questions let me know.
Thanks BCR! Now to decide between finding an empty keg or emptying a new one (with LOTS of help of course).
Hey, you could fill it with concrete if you want it really heavy! Concrete weighs about 150 lb / ft^3 whereas sand is more like 110.
Water is a pansy 62.4, so you guys are already more manly than the guys at RE's forum!
Molten steel would be good, at 490, but not sure how you fill that at home without destroying your keg...
Brad, how about depleted uranium?
Hmmm. I'd have to look that one up in a table, LOL.
Lead and gold are heavy too, over 1000 lb/cu. ft., IIRC. You might have a hard time picking that one up, though, at least for the time being.
I was just checking (full) keg prices. Who's thirsty??
I hope everyone else is, cuz I gave up drinking about 10 years ago!
Milk for me please!
If I could find a keg of milk, I'd be all over it. I'm hoping to score an empty from an acquaintance who works for Bud.
Ironically, I had a buddy who works for Bud too. He got me the keg, but not from the Bud plant. They had zero kegs there, as they only bottled.
He knew a friend that had one lying around.
Keg!? Now you guys know that I cant be drinking while training for July.
But...... Save me some!