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Old 02-11-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Default Reasons for a leaking post

Right, so after fixing the issue with my Q/D - yup, managed to wash out an o-ring out of the top of the screw top of the Q/D and now have a new one - I reconnected the picnic tap perfectly fine this afternoon. Then, when trying again tonight it started leaking from the bottom of the Q/D.

So here are my complete kegging rookie questions. Could the following things have caused beer to foam out the bottom of the Q/D:

1: massively over-carbed beer, because it most certainly is now - oops!
2: overly tight screwed on top part of the Q/D - do I need to bac that screw off a bit?
3: or have I just buggered the seal on the post somehow?

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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1) No.

2) Possibly, but unlikely

3) How's the post o-ring look? Is it new? Try putting some keg lube on it.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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I'd definitely suspect the post o-ring. I had a QD that had some molding flash that would nick the post o-ring every time I plugged it on. Took an exacto knife to it and that fixed it for good...

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If it leaks with the QD attached, it's the post oring. If it leaks without the QD attached, it would be either the diptube oring or the poppit.

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Cheers for that, turns out it was the post o-ring. Sorted now and beer is back on tap!

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