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Old 12-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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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!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
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2nd... no washer or o ring...

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Thanks for the advice. Will double check the washer.

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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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