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Old 11-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #41
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Do you have the carbinator? Honestly I would go the motorless route in your situation.



 
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #42
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I already have one. I have the same one used in this thread.



 
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:03 PM   #43
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Got ya. So are you going to fill the keg under counter pressure?

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #44
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I plan on filling kegs for soda under counter pressure, but also plan on having a tap of soda water. For that purpose I was considering doing what Eric did or as I mentioned earlier, put the cold water reservoir before the pump and have the pump in the freezer. That part is a new idea to me so I was asking the questions.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #45
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The chilled water will help with the carbonation. Just remember that your soda is going to be coming out of the carbonator at about 100psi

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:24 AM   #46
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Eric

Did you keep the pin lock or ball lock quick disconnects, or did you hard plumb in the keg to your carbonator?

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:04 AM   #47
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Eric

Did you keep the pin lock or ball lock quick disconnects, or did you hard plumb in the keg to your carbonator?

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I kept the disconnects, but I removed the popets from both sides. Also marked the keg with tape on the disconnects so I don't forget to discharge the pressure before I pop them off. I did it once without discharging the pressure and got a face full of seltzer.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:33 PM   #48
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I tried setting up a system with the big Mac but am having troubles. The water is flying out at a tremendous speed. It seems that any carbonation that might be in solution escapes from it being so turbulent when then filling a cup.

I use 30' of 1/8" tubing for the dispensing line.

Some questions:
1. Should I expect the water to come flying out so fast? I thought the line would reduce the pressure
2. Should I hear the motor running? It is quite quiet, there is some noise but hard to tell if it's working.

 
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:45 PM   #49
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Everything you are describing is normal. Normally after the carbinator you chill the soda water right after with an plate chiller or ice bank. If you have room temperature soda the carbonation will immediately excape from solution. Having ice in your glass will help but wont be as good.

 
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The motor only runs some of the time. With a big Mac it will only come on once in a while


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