picnic tap spout leaking - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > picnic tap spout leaking

Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #11
Jan 2013
Posts: 1

Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #12
Mar 2013
Posts: 2

I just did what Craig recommended. Perfect. I was about to head back to the brew shop and return my new taps. Glad I searched.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #13
Jul 2012
Charles Town, West Virginia
Posts: 3

Thanks Craig, the sanding trick worked perfectly to stop my faucet from leaking. I also added a little keg lube to the rubber seal for good measure.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #14
Only drink when your all alone or with somebody else
OkashiiBrew's Avatar
Feb 2012
Elizabeth, Colorado
Posts: 139
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts

just a bit o keg lube helps the gasket too

Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #15
Dec 2011
Temecula, California
Posts: 588
Liked 38 Times on 35 Posts

i have a leaky tap that i am going to have to try this on for sure!

Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #16
Jun 2013
Posts: 25
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Originally Posted by CraigTheKeg View Post
I just used my new picnic tap for the first time today (while I prepare to build my kegerator). My picnic tap leaked like crazy. It would leak out a whole pint in no time after closing the valve and setting it down.

As mentioned earlier the handle part threads on the body of the valve and if it's not twisted on tight enough it will leak. Well, I twisted mine on as tight as it would go and still leaked like crazy. So I took it apart and sanded the top of the "body" (the part attached to the hose) where the male threads are so that I could twist the lid on farther. I hope I'm describing it adequately. After I did this it doesn't leak a drop anymore. Hope that helps.

I have a picnic faucet that leaked about a pint worth of beer if left connected over night. I tried the fix above and no more leaks!

Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Forum Jump