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Old 11-18-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default unconnected ball lock gas fittings... will they hold pressure?

I don't have a shut-off manifold for my CO2 as of yet, and I am wondering if simply leaving the ball lock fittings disconnected will bleed CO2? I filled the fittings with star-san, and no bubbles were coming up so I assume it's ok.

Experiences?
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:50 PM   #2
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They have their own little poppet valves. Disconnect away.

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Old 11-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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The check valves in connectors are one of the few components I've never had trouble with, they always seal.

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