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Old 08-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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I always remove mine from the valve. The tank should self seal; it even says so on tank instructions.
On the regulator, I have to turn it all the way on every time to get the flow started. I got close to 15 brews out of my last tank.
I've been using mine for over 5 years. I store my setup separate from the bottles, and have never had any problems. They all self seal.

And YES you often have to crank them all the way open.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #12
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Well I feel like an idiot. I grabbed the tank that had emptied out the first time, rather than the second one I had purchased. They are similar looking. It does seem fully charged. The first tank was a Worthington and I'm guessing it leaked slowly out of the schraeder valve after the first use. The second one is BenzOMatic, if I can at least get a few uses out of it, I will stick with that brand.

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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So I'm using my unit today and its making a racket and leaking out the top hole. At least I'm getting O2. Has anyone taken one of these apart? Looks like the knob is also cracking from the vent hole outward. And to think I've recommended these to people.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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There certainly is a "sweet spot" when adjusting the regulator. I'd suggest getting a 3/16" ID hose, the 1/8" hose that comes with the thing is a real pain.

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