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Old 10-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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I just hooked up a corny keg (Pepsi style) to my new regulator and CO2 tank. I can't get any pressure to the keg. The beer is flat and just dripps out.
The CO2 tank is full, the valve is open. The regulator has an O-ring installed. The tap and reg are hooked up correctly. I messed the the screw valve on the regulator....still no pressure. No pressure in the emergency blow off valve on the regulator or the keg. The guages don't even budge when hooked up.

What gives?? Is it just a bad regulator?

 
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Have you tried turning the valve on the tank on without the reg or anything hooked up? Make sure you have a decent grip on it and the the valve is facing away from you and anything that it might blow away. Just turn it on and off really quick. If co2 comes out then I would say that your reg is bad.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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Have you tried turning the valve on the tank on without the reg or anything hooked up? Make sure you have a decent grip on it and the the valve is facing away from you and anything that it might blow away. Just turn it on and off really quick. If co2 comes out then I would say that your reg is bad.
Yes, the tank blows co2 when disconnected....I guess I'll bring the regulator back and get a new one...

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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ok....I returned the bad regulator and hooked up a new one. SAME PROBLEM!!

Any other suggestions???

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Is it a 1 or 2 gauge reg?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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Two regulators that don't show any pressure with the tank valve opened...and the tank valve works...because CO2 comes rushing out --- with no reg. attached --- with valve knob turned CCW.

Never seen that!

What brand of regulators are these?

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:43 PM   #7
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If it was that quick to exchange the regulator, I'd bring the regulator & tank back and make sure you leave the shop with a working config.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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It has two guages...one goes from 0-60 psi, the other goes to 2000 psi and has a gas indicator....

I'm glad I put a little priming sugar in the keg....I know it's not good to keep beer w/o pressure in a keg.

I think I'm going to bring the whole f'ing setup in the shop. Tank, regulator, and my full keg. Pissed!!

 
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:52 PM   #9
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I don't know the brand of regulator off hand...I'll have to check when I get home

 
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Are the gauges moving at all? Have you tried with nothing connected to the out of the reg to see if anything is coming out?


Did you turn the valve on the tank on?
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