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Old 06-03-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Why is my beergas gone already!!

I recently bought a stout faucet beer gas cylinder and regulator. The first time i hook it up to one of my stouts everything seems fine till the next day when i go to pour a beer and nothing comes out. the tank was empty!

So i thought it was my connections, even though the only connections are the regulator to the tank, the hose to the reg and the hose to the QD. I refilled my tank and used a spray bottle of star san to see if there was any leaks after i really tightened the connections and nothing was leaking.

Would a whole 5# tank of beer gas leak out overnight with a significant leak that would be easily detectable? the only connection that hasnt been used before with just my CO2 bottle is the connection at the bottle and regulator, i have used all of my hoses and disconnects with my Co2 with no problems in the past. Also its not the keg leaking because i have used multiple kegs and both the kegs have been used with co2 with no leaks. could it be a faulty regulator maybe? any ideas of what the problem could be? i am already out about 70 $$ in beer gas and cant really afford this to happen again. thanks everyone!


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Old 06-04-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Just because the kegs held pressure before doesn't mean they are
sealed up good this time. I'd check to make sure it leaking out of the keg.


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kegs hold pressure fine, they are not leaking at all right now
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:41 PM   #4
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Are you using Teflon tape on the regulator?

At work the Argon and Nitrogen cylinders I use tend to have very slight leaks unless the male fittings are properly taped up and cinched down tightly. THe soapy water test works well, but sometimes it takes a few minutes of staring at the bubbles to make sure no new ones are forming.
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