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Old 03-28-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default how many kegs do you guy average on a 5# tank?

i think my valve may be leaking cause it dropped from 300psi to near zero with the valve shut overnight, just trying to get an idea i did like 5 5gal batches just force carb no force filter and the tank was full at like 1500-2000psi. keg aren't leaking

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #2
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Is it in the fridge, when I first started I put my tank in the fridge and the pressure dropped then I realized it was from the gas getting cold.

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Max pressure on a full tank should be about 600. At 300 it is basically empty and the pressure will fall fast. To the original question 5 kegs is probably about right if you force carbed some and displaced some and had other losses. I use about 2 5# bottles a year.

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:25 AM   #4
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Is it in the fridge, when I first started I put my tank in the fridge and the pressure dropped then I realized it was from the gas getting cold.
No, its outside the fridge and the lines are run through the side and chalked. I know what you mean with the low temp psi drop from dealing with welding gas
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #5
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...I use about 2 5# bottles a year.
What he said ^.
About a year ago, I traded up to a 10lb tank.
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