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Old 08-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Leaking air by faucet by collar opening

HELP!! seems everything that has gone wrong has.....

QQ ( this just happened 10 minutes AGO) i opened the tap and i am hearing air out of the faucet and I see beer coming out of opening on the collar.

Yes everything is secure.....

Again any input would be appreciated!!!

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Old 08-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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By collar opening you mean on a keezer? And do you have your lines switched? Can you post pics?

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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hi enclosed is the keezer pictures.
Iissue i hear a gargling sound and beer is coming out of adjustment holes and from the back of the shank/stem. when i have the non gas line hooked up i hear air. When i dispense its all foam and air.

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FYI pictures 1,3,4 -beer comes out of.

inside-collar-beer-leaks-nut.jpg   inside-correct-hookups.jpg   outside-beer-leaks-adjustment-holes.jpg   top-view.jpg  
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Looking at the pics it looks like your lines are switched. From what I can see the clear faucet line looks to be on the in side for gas

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Looking at the pics it looks like your lines are switched. From what I can see the clear faucet line looks to be on the in side for gas
I agree. Look at the top of the keg on the rubbe part. "IN" is for the gas line and should have a very small dip tube. The other one shouldn't be labeled and that's for the beer and should have the long dip tube. If you have the dip tubes installed correctly that's definitely why that's happening. Swap your connections and try it again after a few hours.
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Default Thanks to you both

i did what you both suggested and no more gargling. Thank You!!!!!

Per the instructions that came with conversion kit, my inital connection fit opposite so it means i had my gas on the blue line, clicked on the out connector of the keg. The clear line clicked into the connection marked 'in' gas line.

To work around this i had to cut and strip and swap out the connections to what you said and it worked.

One last question on the shank i have some beer leak out. Is this nomal occurance?

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No, where on the shank is it leaking from?

Does your shank have the nipple built on or is it a threaded nipple?

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hi Matt the shank is 1 piece nipple on end. i push hose on.

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Did you use a faucet wrench to make sure the faucet is really tight on the shank? That's what those holes are for.

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Ok. I see in the pics you are using hose clamps. Is the beer coming from the front/outside where the faucet connects to the shank? I would agree with zachattack, did you use the faucet wrench? Also did you install the rubber washer between the faucet and shank?

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