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desertsoilguy 12-07-2012 01:46 AM

CO2 escapes big time when connect to regulator
 
I have had my kegorator for several years and no issues. Suddenly a CO2 cylinder ran out in less than a week. I had it filled, reattached it to my dual regulator, and no matter what I do CO2 rushes out (very noisy) when I open the cylinder. Have checked the connection with the regulator and it seems tight and secure. I closed the shutoff value on the regulator and turned the adjusting knob to the fully counterclockwise position (zero pressure setting). This is quite frustrating - any suggestions?

Yooper 12-07-2012 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by desertsoilguy (Post 4657822)
I have had my kegorator for several years and no issues. Suddenly a CO2 cylinder ran out in less than a week. I had it filled, reattached it to my dual regulator, and no matter what I do CO2 rushes out (very noisy) when I open the cylinder. Have checked the connection with the regulator and it seems tight and secure. I closed the shutoff value on the regulator and turned the adjusting knob to the fully counterclockwise position (zero pressure setting). This is quite frustrating - any suggestions?

do you still have the plastic washer that fits between the regulator and the stem of the c02 tank? If it's intact, and in good shape, then I don't know. But I'd check that out first!

mikescooling 12-07-2012 02:00 AM

2nd... no washer or o ring...

desertsoilguy 12-07-2012 03:33 AM

Thanks for the advice. Will double check the washer.

desertsoilguy 12-07-2012 04:49 PM

Problem solved (I hope). The regulator in question is Taprite 542 made for Beverage Factory which up to now has performed very well. I took another look at the built-in plastic washer and noticed it was a little loose. Tightened it down with a screwdriver and it looks like I am back in business. Will check it each time I get a new C02 refill from now on.


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