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Old 11-04-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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I just bought a new CO2 tank and regulator. This is my first experience with kegging and I was psyched. I thought I put everything together ok, but I cant seem to get the CO2 tank knob to turn on. It wont budge. I hope that I am just doing something stupid, but not sure if anyone can help. I wont be able to get to the homebrew store until Saturday and would like to get this resolved asap if possible. Any thoughts would be great.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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Counter-clockwise opens the tank valve... It should be marked on the knob which way to turn it to open it.


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Yeah, it won't open either way. It seems to be jammed
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #4
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Don't mess with it. I wouldn't want you breaking off the stem and blowing yourself up with the release of the CO2. Return it and let whomever sold it to you deal with the problem.

A stuck valve on a non pressurized situation would be a different matter.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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Thanks, I figured that's the safest.
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I had a stuck valve on mine. They fixed it when I had it water tested.


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