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Old 09-29-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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My co2 tank is too big to fit in the fridge....I use a 50lb tank....I've been using it now for ummm hrmmmmm almost a year....and my gauge has barely moved from 900psi where it was when I put the regulator on it the day I had it filled.

I have a 5lb backup too JIC!

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:53 PM   #12
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If you want to know how much co2 is left, weigh the bottle and subtract the tare weight(tw) it should be stamped on the bottle. I do this everytime I get a tank filled just to make sure I'm getting a full 20# fill

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #13
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Yeah, as long as there is any liquid CO2 left in the tank, the only thing that will cause changes in the high-pressure gauge is changes in temperature. Once the liquid CO2 is gone, the pressure reading will start dropping pretty quickly - you need a refill/swap before very long.

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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If you want to know how much co2 is left, weigh the bottle and subtract the tare weight(tw) it should be stamped on the bottle. I do this everytime I get a tank filled just to make sure I'm getting a full 20# fill
How much weight does one factor in for the regulator when doing this? Does that add anything to that base sort of weight?
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:41 PM   #15
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Well, simple enough to take off the regulator and weight it separately. A regulator's probably a couple of pounds, which might be a rounding error with a 50# tank but is pretty relevant with a 5#- or 10#-er.

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Yeah I suppose, been nervous to remove the regulator from my 5lb tank, worried I won't be able to get it on without a leak or something

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:52 PM   #17
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This was also a shock to me recently. I just kegged my first beer, purged it, did everything right, and the next morning, checked and I am almost to the red line. My first few thoughts were I have a leak somewhere, so I checked and checked, nothing. I ended up reading on here that this happens, and I realized that overnight, the tank cooled down a lot and that's the reason. Thanks to all of you seasoned vets out there teaching us newbies the basics.

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:15 AM   #18
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I found that if I freeze my empty tank before filling it drops less.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:25 PM   #19
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well i have been checking it and checked again this morning and the needle is sitting at the red line and hasnt moved so i think im ok. This should be a "Kegging 101"

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