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Old 04-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #11
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Lesson to be learned here - don't put a wet sweater on your Johnson!

Seriously, if you really had a voltage on your CO2 tank and it was in contact with the metal wall of the keezer, you should be able to feel it whether you touch the tank, the regulator, or the keezer wall. One other possibility is 60 cycle hum from the motor or wiring even if the motor is not running. Is your tank steel or aluminum? How about the keezer walls (test with a magnet) - maybe vibration from a 60 cycle magnetic field.

 
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:49 PM   #12
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@ Deafsmith: This is an aluminum tank. I've had a steel one up until a few weeks ago.

It's the outlet that it's plugged into. I've ran an extension cord to two other outlets and the needle on the multimeter hasn't moved. I guess it's not grounded properly. Time to open it up and take a look.

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:05 PM   #13
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I would check the grounding in your refrigerator/house. You should not get electrocuted from your refrigerator. Is the ground plug broken off from your electrical cord?
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I would check the grounding in your refrigerator/house. You should not get electrocuted from your refrigerator. Is the ground plug broken off from your electrical cord?
It's the outlet, plug is fine when plugged into other outlets.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:34 AM   #15
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It's the outlet, plug is fine when plugged into other outlets.
you mean, no voltage "leak" from the keezer when plugged into another outlet? If so, that's a relief. I know I would hate to have problems with my kegerator.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:53 AM   #16
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you mean, no voltage "leak" from the keezer when plugged into another outlet? If so, that's a relief. I know I would hate to have problems with my kegerator.
Definitely not the kegerator (thank god) Decided to hook it back up to the suspect outlet. Took my shoes off to make myself a better conductor then tested with the multi meter. The needle shot up even more PLUS I felt the slight tingle of a current. This is all happening in the basement so I wanted to make a simple ground for the outlet box to see if the needle would jump once grounded. I touched a wire to the box, then to a copper pipe that runs above it.

BOOM....SPARKS FLEW.

I shut the breaker off and will call for reinforcements tomorrow or monday. I have no problem doing simple wiring and I'm sure I could figure this out, but when I have my wife and daughter right upstairs, I'm not going to mess around. Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:12 AM   #17
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Glad you're OK...that sounds pretty dangerous.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:53 AM   #18
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Good choice on the reinforcements. It's a good thing you found the issue before it became a big hazard. It's a good thing your alright, but most importantly, it"s a good thing the kegerator is ok!
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