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Old 07-28-2006, 01:17 AM   #1
Jul 2006
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Getting ready to keg for the first time. I'm cleaning the keg with PBW, and turned it upside down to set for a while. While upside down, I'm getting the tiniest of water leaking - pretty sure around the oval lid. I've replaced the rubber seal, and still getting a small leak.

My 1st question: Is it safe to assume that gas will leak out also, or will the pressure from the Co2 apply pressure on the inside of the oval lid and help form a seal??

I know I could put some Co2 in the tank to find out for sure if it leaks gas - but I don't have my mini kegerator lines switched from pony to corny.

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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Jun 2006
Taunton, MA
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More than likely you are correct is assuming that the lid o-ring seal is leaking due to the fact that it has not been "set" with CO2 pressure. A great method of checking for leaks is to fill up your batch tub, pressurize a keg to 25 psi or so and then submerge the keg into the tub and rotate it around looking for bubbles. This method will reveal even the smallest of leaks.


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