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Old 11-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #11
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I would also recommend changing out the pressure gauge on the regulator as a preventive step. I say this because I just recently picked up a used kegerator system and after all kinds of issues with foam and trouble pouring it was suggested that my gauges could be wrong. The old gauge was way off, what I thought was 13psi turned out to really be 28psi! Needless to say I will now always switch to new gauges when picking up a used system. It will be a few bucks well spent.

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I would also recommend changing out the pressure gauge on the regulator as a preventive step. I say this because I just recently picked up a used kegerator system and after all kinds of issues with foam and trouble pouring it was suggested that my gauges could be wrong. The old gauge was way off, what I thought was 13psi turned out to really be 28psi! Needless to say I will now always switch to new gauges when picking up a used system. It will be a few bucks well spent.
Oh yeah, thank you. I never even considered that, one of them does look pretty old (the one that reads the serving pressure vs the tank level one). Is there a way to test them and see if they're accurate?
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Good advice? If these are ball-lock corny kegs, get one of these:
http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-1...p-00942165000P
That way, you can easily disassemble the gas in and liquid out posts for cleaning. Pick up some Oxy-clean versatile free for soaking. Pick up the o-rings at mcmaster.com Item number 9452k172 - Dip Tube, 9452k23 - Post, 9452k218 - Lid. They sell the tube and post o-rings in 100 packs for under $2 a pack and the lid ones in 10 packs for just under $13 i think.

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:44 AM   #14
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Oh yeah, thank you. I never even considered that, one of them does look pretty old (the one that reads the serving pressure vs the tank level one). Is there a way to test them and see if they're accurate?
I don't know of any good way the test or calibrate at home other then to compare against other gauges and look for consistency. If you have a gas/welding supply store nearby they might be able to test it for you.
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Good advice? If these are ball-lock corny kegs, get one of these:
http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-1...p-00942165000P
That way, you can easily disassemble the gas in and liquid out posts for cleaning. Pick up some Oxy-clean versatile free for soaking. Pick up the o-rings at mcmaster.com Item number 9452k172 - Dip Tube, 9452k23 - Post, 9452k218 - Lid. They sell the tube and post o-rings in 100 packs for under $2 a pack and the lid ones in 10 packs for just under $13 i think.
Thanks man, i think ive got a few bucks left on a sears gift card to snag that wrench. I just ordered all three of the o-rings you mentioned and the ones for the QD's listed in the part numbers thread. Ill be real interested to see how long it takes me to go through 100 of them, I feel like I never will. How often do people normally change the o-rings?
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I don't know of any good way the test or calibrate at home other then to compare against other gauges and look for consistency. If you have a gas/welding supply store nearby they might be able to test it for you.
There is an Airgas real close to me that I planned on checking with about the tank so I guess I'll bring the gauges in too and see what they say.
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So I finally got around to pulling the faucets apart and cleaning them. They were pretty gummed up but everything came clean. They are chrome plated brass though and there's a good deal of brass showing around the spout. Is this anything to worry about?

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Naa, brass can have small amounts of lead, but not enough to worry about. If you are really are concerned, pickle it with vinegar.

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