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Old 02-23-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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I had a full 5# bottle of CO2 sitting in my house next to my kegerator. All of a sudden the PRV went off and depressurized the tank in about 15 seconds. Sounded like a jet engine in the house. My question is what caused this? It was at room temperature and its been sitting there about 2 weeks. Has anyone had this happen? What are my chances to get this swapped for free since I swapped it a couple weeks ago?

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #2
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Wow it looks like it was snowing on the bottle.

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Everytime I swap a tank they don't test it... just look at the stamp date. I'd first try being honest and telling them what happened, and they gave you a faulty tank.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I think you just got a tank with a bad PRV. I'd take it back and tell them what happened and show them a pic of the frosty tank. BTW, sweet floor...looks like acid stained. I did the same thing for my basement wetbar area.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
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Yeah the burst disc was probably just bad. It's rare but it does happen. I think the photo of the tank should be good enough for another swap. Good luck!

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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They swapped it without a problem today. Thanks.

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Good to hear that they took it back. Did they like the photo. At least it was not 20 or a 100 lb tank.

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