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Old 12-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #11
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After my third keg my C02 tank ran dry and I was pissed! Should have lasted 8 or 10 kegs. After the refill I recharged my kegs, I turned off the tank and watched the gauges. The next morning the gauges were flat lined (but not the C02 tank cause it was turned off) so of course something was leaking - but what? Recharged the kegs and turned off the C02 and the manifold to keg #1. Next morning, pressure held.

OK - so either keg #2 had a leak or the gas line to that keg was leaking. That means the other gas line and keg #1 were not the culprits. Opened up the C02 and recharged everything, switched the gas lines between keg 1 and 2, and then turned off the C02 and the manifold to keg #1. Next morning checked everything and keg #2 (with the good gas line) was flat lined. Keg #2 was the culprit. Ended up being a bad gasket on the inner gas tube.

Strategically using your C02 you can easily find leaks. As a regular practice I turn off the CO2 every couple of days and watch the gauges to make sure no new leaks have formed.

Hope this helps...
This is a great idea! I will try it....
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #12
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The guy convinced me the best insurance against leaks was a 2nd tank,

Huh? How is that possibly going to prevent a leak? All it does is give you a spare tank, which will promptly empty itself out when you hook it up to a leaky system. I wouldn't go back there. a spare tank is fine and dandy, but doesn't fix the problem.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #13
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Huh? How is that possibly going to prevent a leak? All it does is give you a spare tank, which will promptly empty itself out when you hook it up to a leaky system. I wouldn't go back there. a spare tank is fine and dandy, but doesn't fix the problem.
lol - the subtleties of humor apparently were lost in translation.
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