Well, I decided to build a kegerator (standard 2 homebrew kegs, sanyo 4912). So for the past few weeks I've been purchasing all the kegs, CO2 cylinder, regulator, etc.
Today I had all the required parts, except for two things:
- My CO2 tank is empty of course, since it's new.
- Still needed to buy the 4912 fridge at Best Buy.
Over lunch I went to my local air supply shop (Praxair) and exchanged the CO2 cylinder for a full one. Then after work I swung by Best Buy and bought the fridge.
Got home, hooked up the cylinder to the regulator, opened up the valve, and.... nothing. ****, they gave me an empty cylinder!? OK, maybe I'm just an idiot or something... let's get out the fridge from the box.
Open up my brand new shiny nice awesome $220 Sanyo 4912. Looking at it, so shiny, so new, so.... dented in the top right corner?!? WTF. Now I'm sitting there, no CO2 pressure, dented fridge. I have the SWMBO call Best Buy customer service (the store is now closed by the way), and get a guy on who says to talk to the store tomorrow, but because it was a new item they may not be able to replace it, since I could have done the damage to the fridge
Oh dear, it's a good thing I wasn't on the phone. I'm not really mad though (yet)... and I cannot say that I've never been through this kind of thing before.
Here's my questions:
- Is there anything I'm missing with the CO2 cylinder? Should you just be able to open up the valve with no regulator attached and hear gas coming out?
- People with Sanyo 4912s: does the fridge make any sort of sounds when running, or is it completely silent?
Very depressed. We'll see how things go. Have a homebrew for me.