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Old 09-19-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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I filled my tank yesterday and it was at 600 psi now its at 500 psi which is in the fill gas section. I only got two kegs out of my last tank so there must be a leak. evey connection is tight and i put soapy water on every gas junction and no leaks to found. could my disconnects be on wrong? i also hav to get it to at least 12 psi to serve which i kno is high. im so lost.

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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is your tank inside or outside the freezer/fridge? if its inside its totally normal, my 10# tank goes from around 900 psi down to like 400 once it goes in the freezer

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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Agreed if your tank is in the kegerator the gauge is pretty much useless.


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Old 09-19-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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but y do i hav to set my serving psi so high?

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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but y do i hav to sey my serving psi so much?
what?
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #6
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fixed that

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #7
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How high??

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Old 09-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #8
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12-15 psi usually

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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and how much beer line?

a full, room temp CO2 tank is about 800-900psi, and drops to 500psi or so when dropped to 40 degrees.
but you should get way more than 2 cornies off a 5lb cylinder..way more.

if you're only using 6-8 feet of beer line, 10psi should be plenty to pour a beer. if you barely have a trickle at 15psi, you have a leak. gas always takes the path of least resistance, even a pin hole will have an effect on gas loss.

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #10
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use soapy water and dribble it around all of your fittings. Bubbles mean a leak. No bubbles no leak! A drop in pressure is normal... especially if your tank is in the fridge.

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