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Old 04-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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So I have one of my Ball Lock CO2 couplers that seems to leak if it isn't positioned right, I have new Orings on all my kegs and I can make it leak with each of them. so I replaced the coupler and am still having the same problem, am I missing something I don't seam to have any trouble with the other 2

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Did you apply silicone grease to the seals and rings?

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Old 04-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Replace the oring with the orange silicone version and apply a little lube. I had two posts that did that same thing and that was the fix that worked for me.

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Billy where did you get the orange silicone version?

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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I have been using a food grade grease, should I change to a keg lube? I just bought new seals and all new disconnects as I feel that may be part of the problem

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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I've used both and I prefer the keg lube. I use a lot. Although removing it from something is a problem. It's pretty persistent stuff. I guess that's why it works so well.

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Old 05-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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your right, it seems to be much heavier that the food grade stuff I was using before, I also noticed that all of my o-rings seemed to have flat spots on them, I replaced them all and hopefully that will take care of it

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