Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > i dropped my C02 tank....help!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
boogiesnap
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: trumbull, ct.
Posts: 53
Default i dropped my C02 tank....help!

hi all. i was putting my keg into the fridge and forgot it was attached to the c02 tank. it fell over and now one of the the dials is ALL messed up.

is there a way to open it up and readjust? i tried to wiggle the face free to no avail.

please help....


__________________
primary-stone ipa
secondary-barrington nut brown ale
kegged-ballantine xxx ale
on deck-hmmmm
boogiesnap is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
outside92129
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
outside92129's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 1,224
Liked 63 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

You just mashed a gauge on the regulator right? That should be only a $10 mistake. Go to a welding shop or beveragefactory.com and you can get a new one. Just make sure you get the right threads.


outside92129 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
boogiesnap
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: trumbull, ct.
Posts: 53
Default

thank you. i'll look at bevfactory.

yeah, it seems just the tank level dial got mangled. i had set output pressure @ 5 PSI last night and i checked this morning and it was still sitting there nicely.

i imagined i couldn't have been the only to have done something like that.

but somewhere i did read that you can open the dials up if they get wet. is this true?
__________________
primary-stone ipa
secondary-barrington nut brown ale
kegged-ballantine xxx ale
on deck-hmmmm
boogiesnap is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
audger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ., Connecticut
Posts: 1,497
Liked 40 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

you can take the housing off the gauges, but you will never unbend the internals and get the calibration to be correct again.

if its the high pressure gauge, you can just ignore it as its not very useful anyway.
if its the low pressure gauge, you have to replace it.
audger is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
MrFoodScientist
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 665
Liked 53 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I've unbent my high pressure gauge a couple of times, no big deal.

The funny thing is that my low pressure gauge lost its calibration anyway, and that one didn't get mangled.


__________________
Find Recipes on my blog: The Homemade Soda Expert I'd love some feedback!
Now Available from Quarry Books -- Making Soda at Home: Mastering the Craft of Carbonation
Like on Facebook!, Follow on Twitter, Add to Goodreads
MrFoodScientist is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ooops! Dropped o-ring in keg homebrewjapan Bottling/Kegging 13 12-27-2012 10:04 PM
Pressure in keg dropped after serving miggedymike Bottling/Kegging 6 05-25-2011 03:54 PM
Doh.... dropped my CO2 regulator... will this work? stblindtiger Bottling/Kegging 4 12-29-2010 03:40 AM
How do I check the quality of a used co2 tank? ($5 co2 tank offer inside) MBasile Bottling/Kegging 10 09-15-2009 03:09 PM
Size difference between CO2 tank and Nitro tank. JCourtland Bottling/Kegging 2 02-03-2009 02:14 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS