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Old 09-01-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Is there any reason why I shouldn't use my air compressor to pressure test and run cleaner and sanitizer through the lines instead of wasting CO2. I could rig up a corny disconnect to the compressor disconnect and set my compressor to 20lb output.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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That's fine but you'll still want to fill it with a bit of CO2 before racking in.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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The only thing I can think of is the possibility of your compressor producing condensation and pumping it into the keg. You may get small amounts of compressor lube (oil) in there too. I wouldn't risk it. Unfiltered compressed air can be nasty, save it for your car tires.

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Old 09-01-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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I do it all the time. There's a filter and condensate collector on my compressor.

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You must have a lot of faith in the filtration, Personally, I would only trust compressed air from a scuba tank. Maybe because the air in our company plants is so friggin wet and nasty.

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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You must have a lot of faith in the filtration, Personally, I would only trust compressed air from a scuba tank. Maybe because the air in our company plants is so friggin wet and nasty.
Yeah, but that's exactly how they get the air into scuba tanks - compressor and a filter.
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