Originally Posted by mredge73
I always remove mine from the valve. The tank should self seal; it even says so on tank instructions.
On the regulator, I have to turn it all the way on every time to get the flow started. I got close to 15 brews out of my last tank.
I've been using mine for over 5 years. I store my setup separate from the bottles, and have never had any problems. They all self seal.
And YES you often have to crank them all the way open.