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Old 05-13-2009, 01:06 AM   #1
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have a leak right here.


can this be fixed with rebuild or nah?

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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If you can find a rebuild kit, Go for it !!

if not just replace it ! they are not too costly


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Old 05-13-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have a ruptured diaphragm that I imagine would be included in a rebuild kit. But, if you are unable to locate one, look at KegConnection.com.
I am using the Tapright brand from them and really like it. They seem to be of very good quality: 1) CO2 Beer Regulator. Taprite Brand, Double Gauge, 5/16 Check Valve

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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The only problem with a rebuild kit, is you have to rebuild it yourself. Either the diaphram is damaged, or a bad origng in the regulator.

A replacement regulator is pretty cheap, and you can reuse your existing guages.

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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I rebuilt 2 of my regs it takes all of about 10 minutes and most of it was getting the face off the reg without damaging the body. Most times the diaphragm is dry rotten and cracked. I bought rebuilt kits from rabidswholesale IIRC they were about 3 bucks each

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That should be a pressure relief hole, as in when you turn down the pressure, the co2 in the line will be released through that hole to allow the pressure to equalize, otherwise you'd have to bleed the line yourself.

If it is always releasing, i'd go with the rebuild kit.

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Old 05-16-2009, 01:40 AM   #7
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Well I went and bought a new regulator.
So I decided to take the old one apart to see if there was a tear or something with the diaphram.
Unscrewed the big red cover and about a half cup of water came out of it.
Did not smell anything like old beer at all. so I'm wondering of it could have been condensation? that could do it?
I got everything back together, but have not tried out yet.

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