The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Argh!!! CO2 leak!!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #21
n240sxguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
n240sxguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calvert City, KY
Posts: 689
Liked 85 Times on 57 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr
Ah, thanks, I had no idea folks used crimp rings on PEX (and now that I've looked there's a crap ton of those). I've always used the expansion rings with the fancy "gun"...

Cheers!
We both learned something. I didn't know there were a half dozen ways to connect PEX.
__________________
n240sxguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 03:25 AM   #22
hezagenius
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 95
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Well, after tightening up the 2 MFL connections, things look to be stable so that is good. I guess I didn't know you could tighten those any tighter than just by hand. I figured it would crush the flared nylon washer inside.

Also, after they were tightened, the hose no longer moved on the barb. I think what was going on was that the barbed swivel nut was loose enough that the barbed end could rotate so it made it look like the hose was not tight. Once the MFL connection was tightened, the barbed end of the swivel nut was immobilized and now the hose can't turn.

__________________
hezagenius is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 03:32 AM   #23
n240sxguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
n240sxguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calvert City, KY
Posts: 689
Liked 85 Times on 57 Posts

Default

Sweet! You should be golden now.

__________________
n240sxguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 03:35 AM   #24
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 9,216
Liked 978 Times on 798 Posts

Default

It must take quite a bit to crush one of those washers, because I've reefed all of my flare fittings on two multi-drop CO2 systems (4 way and 6 way) down pretty tight and they've held for years now.

If the hose barb piece can rotate inside the swivel nut, it's definitely not tight enough...

Cheers!

__________________
day_trippr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #25
zachattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , MA
Posts: 2,411
Liked 227 Times on 195 Posts
Likes Given: 114

Default

I've cracked one of the washers! It's definitely possible. Like somebody else said, go finger tight on the MFL fittings, then barely snug them up with a wrench. 1/4 turn at the most. And have lots of extra washers on hand...

__________________
zachattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #26
n240sxguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
n240sxguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calvert City, KY
Posts: 689
Liked 85 Times on 57 Posts

Default

Mine have integral washers. I didn't realize they even made them without them.

__________________
n240sxguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #27
zachattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: , MA
Posts: 2,411
Liked 227 Times on 195 Posts
Likes Given: 114

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n240sxguy View Post
Mine have integral washers. I didn't realize they even made them without them.
The corny disconnects come with integrated washers. Sankey couplers with MFL fittings don't.
__________________
zachattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #28
n240sxguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
n240sxguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calvert City, KY
Posts: 689
Liked 85 Times on 57 Posts

Default

Ah. Gotcha

__________________
n240sxguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argh pvc! funkapottomous DIY Projects 6 02-19-2012 04:25 PM
argh...my spigot has a leak! johnnyt471 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 11-01-2010 04:23 PM
Suspected leak.....ARGH Paliman Cider Forum 4 05-23-2008 12:00 PM
argh~~! mandoman General Techniques 9 08-30-2007 06:56 PM