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Old 02-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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I got a 3-way Tapright secondary regulator that has barbs on both ends. i.e. it will function as a pass through instead of being plugged on one end. Why would they do this?

I'd like to replace the second barb with a plug, but so far have been unable to even budge the flare fitting from the regulator body.



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Old 02-18-2014, 12:08 AM   #2
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How about a photo?



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Old 02-18-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Notice that there are barbs on both sides. Any gas I apply to the right side will pass straight through the regulator body.



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I put a gas disconnect on the out side and use it for force carbing. They make a model with a plug on one side, but that's a different part number.


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My Tapright primary regulator had some kind of thread sealing compound that hardened. This made it difficult to unscrew. Once you break that seal it should be easy. You gotta turn really hard. Just be careful. The brass parts are relatively delicate and bend easily.

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What irritates me is that the pic on Bev. Factory's site clearly shows a barb on only one side, but this is what I got when I ordered.

I'll just put a disconnect on the out side and use it for force carbing like suggested above.

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[…]I'll just put a disconnect on the out side and use it for force carbing like suggested above.
And send CO2 tank pressure directly to a keg?
Bad juju...

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And send CO2 tank pressure directly to a keg?
Bad juju...

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No, there's a primary regulator on the cylinder. That feeds 30PSI to the secondary, which then splits it three ways for different serving pressures. I usually force carb at 30psi for 24 hours then put the keg on whatever I want the final pressure to be.
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A point if you put a gas disconnect on the pass-thru side. Get a disconnect with a check-valve built in....like this.



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What irritates me is that the pic on Bev. Factory's site clearly shows a barb on only one side, but this is what I got when I ordered.

I'll just put a disconnect on the out side and use it for force carbing like suggested above.
Beverage Factory screwed me too on my regulator. I asked for no inlet and my order took about a week for them to ship the part. I'm sure they had to ask Taprite for a special order, which took some additional time, but I still got a 4way regulator with an inlet on it. Not a big deal but still I wouldn't go back to them again if I had a choice.


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