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Old 05-09-2014, 07:04 AM   #11
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Unless the keg is upside down, there's no way you can get 5gal of beer out of the gas side, unless you hooked up the gas poppet to the dip tube (not sure if it's possible). That combined with a messed up o-ring could cause a leak on the gas side.

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BTW, with a full keg under high pressure, I get a little bit of beer spraying out when I remove the gas ball lock connector. It's maybe half an ounce of beer, but enough to pool in the same spot that it is on the gas side in that pic.

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It also could have had multiple leaks, but if you lost a considerable amount of liquid, I would have had to come up the dip tube. There is no other way the liquid would come out of an upright keg.

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Old 05-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #14
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Make sure the short dip tube is on the gas side, and the long one on the liquid side.

Picnic taps can be unpredictable.

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Thanks for the help. I think it was the picnic tap under top high of pressure. The reason the gas side has all the beer residue on it was because that is where the picnic tap was sitting.

Working on converting my side by side-- can I do this with one Johnson controller? I want the freezer side to house kegs and the refrigerator side to keep bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have looked through many many forums and can't find anyone that wants the same temperature in both sections of side by side.

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Working on converting my side by side-- can I do this with one Johnson controller? I want the freezer side to house kegs and the refrigerator side to keep bottles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have looked through many many forums and can't find anyone that wants the same temperature in both sections of side by side.
I would see if you can open up a couple of holes between the fridge section and the freezer section one at the top and the other at the bottom. Make the holes big enough to put a computer fan on each and have one blow one direction and the other the opposite direction. Then keep the controller on the fridge side. This is just a theory.
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Most older side by sides have only one evaporator, in the freezer. A duct and fan cools the fridge side from there. Creating more passages or using a bigger fan can keep the temps closer on both sides. Be careful, there are probably coils in the separation wall.

Newer models have 2 individual evaporators each with their own thermostats (using one and the same compressor). You would need to rewire those if you want them to work properly. For example, you can insert an STC-1000 into each circuit.

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