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Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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I have a keg that is starting to leak when the psi is lower than 15. Is there a way to fix this or am I going to have to buy another keg?

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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Depends where it is leaking.

Have you identified where the leak..or leaks...are at?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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Have you tried using key lube on the o-ring that is leaking?

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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I have a keg that is starting to leak when the psi is lower than 15. Is there a way to fix this or am I going to have to buy another keg?
let us know what is leaking and we can help trouble shoot!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:08 AM   #5
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I should have explained better than just leaving it in the title. The leak is coming from the ball valve itself. The spring loaded pin in the middle seems to not seal if the psi is less than 15.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 AM   #6
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Have you tried moving the pin when the gas is leaking out? Sometime the poppet is a little off when you disconnect the gas connection. Try moving it with your finger. Usually you can see which way it needs to move in order to seal. If that doesn't work, replace the poppet. They're cheap

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 AM   #7
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I should have explained better than just leaving it in the title. The leak is coming from the ball valve itself. The spring loaded pin in the middle seems to not seal if the psi is less than 15.
so your poppet is leaking? when you take QD off the In post, it starts to leak?
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:34 AM   #8
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so your poppet is leaking? when you take QD off the In post, it starts to leak?
Yes. It leaks when I pull off the CO2 line

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:39 AM   #9
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Yes. It leaks when I pull off the CO2 line
I had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago. take the post off, remove the poppet and put some keg lube on it. It worked for me, might just need a readjustment and/or keg lube.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:19 AM   #10
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I had the same thing happen to me a few weeks ago. take the post off, remove the poppet and put some keg lube on it. It worked for me, might just need a readjustment and/or keg lube.
+1 practice safe kegging
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