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Old 05-07-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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So I just got my soda keg today and it leaks for the first 30 seconds when filling it with co2. Is this normal for all soda kegs? Or should I seek out a new top. Seal are all new btw

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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Did you go to 30psi to properly seat the lid?

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #3
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My two cents, but consider using keg lube as well. That stuff is underrated.

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:53 AM   #4
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Did you go to 30psi to properly seat the lid?
I didn't mention a specific psi but I did say that it would leak for the first few seconds and was wondering if that was normal. This kinda answers my question though. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:57 AM   #5
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If all the seals are properly seated, there shouldn't be any leaking at all.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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If all the seals are properly seated, there shouldn't be any leaking at all.
I'm assuming I'm good. I didn't know you had to seat the seal. I assumed that it wouldn't leak from the start but I guess they all leak for the first few seconds at the tanks fills. I did however order a new cap lol
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Just a little trick that someone showed me once that you and others might be interested in.
If you put the top onto the keg and do not latch it yet, lift up the keg into the air by the latch then put air on it while in the air it will seal quickly. If you have an shutoff you can hook up the gas first then open the gas valve when you have it lifted up. Makes it a bit easier.

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My two cents, but consider using keg lube as well. That stuff is underrated.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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What the other brewers said... put some presure on it, it "might" leak for a second but then should seal...

I wet mine just a bit, put the pressure on it and lift the top my it's handle moving it around until it seals.

Consider new O-rings if that does not work and if you have more than one keg it is good to note which lids work with which kegs... Even the same type top sometimes does work on one keg but will work on another...

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Some keg lids like to have a nickel or penny or some coin placed under the feet to make a decent seal. There are also the thicker O rings mentioned around here somewhere.

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