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Old 05-22-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Default Keg c02 leak?

So I'm new to kegging. Bought and filled my first pin lock keg yesterday. It's refurbished with all new orings. I charged the keg with 30 psi and when I removed the gas from the keg noticed there was a small amount of bubbling on the c02 nipple. Not sure if this is a slow leak or what. imageuploadedbyhome-brew1400756289.893101.jpg


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Old 05-22-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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its very possible that your co2 post doesn't seat perfectly every time you disconnect it. My question would be why are you disconnecting the co2? you can get a rebuild kit for the post if you want, but there normally isn't any reason that you need to disconnect the co2.

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Old 05-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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I was told by my local shop owner to charge the keg twice a day at 30psi for 3 days. His reasoning for disconnecting was that you can unknowingly damage that o ring on there and have all your c02 leak out over those three days.


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If I saw that I'd probably replace the poppet with a new universal one, they cost all of 2.50 a pop and they allow me to pull kegs from the kegerator if I need space without fearing that all the co2 will bleed out.

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Mine do that once in a while, try pushing the poppet down with a screw driver or something and releasing it. Basically reset the seal, works most of the time for me, until I can rebuild the keg with new seals.

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