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Old 09-25-2011, 11:58 PM   #11
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All set now. Thanks so much!

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:40 AM   #12
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So, at 80 psi (after purging the lower pressure water), there's still not much carbonation in the water. (It's less than, say, Perrier, which has very little carbonation.) That may be a result of something lost in the violent dispensing that will be solved when my extra line/fittings arrive. But I also sense a slight metallic taste. Might that suggest the presence of oxygen in the system and that I didn't purge it well enough? Everything is either stainless or food safe rubber/plastic, I sanitized the keg before using it, and the tap water is running through a new undersink inline filter. Something just doesn't seem right....

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #13
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do you have a good check valve in the water line to your carbonator? you should have a check valve before the inlet to the pump, and it can't contain any brass or copper. some health departments require a double stainless-steel check valve before the carbonator to meet health codes.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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I do not have a stainless check valve in the water line. There's a plastic ball valve between the filter and the carbonator. Of course, there' a stainless steel check valve in the carbonator. It's a McCann's Big Mac.

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