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Old 02-03-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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Hello,

So I had a keg that I carbonated naturally- 1/3 cup of corn sugar. I connected the gas, failed to release pressure before opening the gas and pushed beer up the gas line. I caught it quick, but not quick enough. I do think that some made it up to the regulator. Is it an issue? Anything that I need to do to prevent wrecking my regulator?

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:39 AM   #2
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I started out a post like that about 6 months ago. I was a bit worried, but nothing bad happened other than feeling like a dunce for a few days. So, right or wrong - I did nothing about it other than post in a forum and everything is still fine.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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Got it, thank OCD

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Putting check valves on your gas lines will save you the cost of replacing your regulator later.

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Old 02-03-2009, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'd take the regulator apart and give it a cleaning. That beer will get pretty nasty inside that keg.

I got a used regulator that took me 30 minutes to clean, due to all the beer or soda dried inside the regulator.

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks, I will take it apart this weekend.

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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I've had to do this too... I know MicroMatic has some nice schematics on their site in case you get all the little parts mixed up...
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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I just had some beer get pushed up my CO2 line.. I planned on getting some check valves but haven't yet. where's he best place to put them? If I just get the check valve and not to valve/check valve wouldn't it be better to put in closer to coupler? that way the beer doesn't travel up the tube?

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