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Old 12-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
Dec 2011
Farber, Missouri
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As soon as I hook up my faucet tubing with a picnic tap, ball lock version, the beer comes out of the tap without me opening the tap. I switched the tap and it does the same thing. Any ideas?

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
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Perhaps you need a third, preferably from a different supplier at this point

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Old 12-22-2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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I wonder if the beer could possibly be overcarbed? What happens if you pull the pressure relief valve and then try to dispense? How was the beer carbed up?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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first, what PSI is the beer set at? second, the round top on the picnic tappers can unscrew and cause leaking. make sure its tight.

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Old 12-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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those taps will dispense at about 25psi, so pull your preassure relief, and then make it 5 psi.
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