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Old 11-27-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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I am on my second co2 regulator from beverage factory and it is the exact same problem as the last. I just kicked a 25lb tank of co2 and hooked up the new one. The pressure gauge with all the valves closed (4 way manifold, y splitter off of the tank, and the main valve) just shoots straight to 50 and the safety release engages. If I open it up to my kegs the same thing happens just more gradually. Am I screwing something up when I switch out my spent co2 tank for a full one? Or are these regulators seriously only good for one co2 tank and then it's garbage time? Clearly a seal valve somewhere is not sitting right, but there is no gas escaping anywhere. The pressure gauge just skyrockets. Please any suggestions I have a brand new irish red I want to try asap. Thanks.


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Old 11-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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A photo maybe?


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Old 11-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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Did you try to turn the regulator down?
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did you try to turn the regulator down?
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 AM   #5
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Everything is cranked completely closed. 4 way manifold closed regulator downstream valve cranked full off
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #6
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make sure not turning up the pressure when you think your closing it. It usually backwards from a normal screw. screwed out would be lower pressure and off. screwed in would result in whar you are describing.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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make sure not turning up the pressure when you think your closing it. It usually backwards from a normal screw. screwed out would be lower pressure and off. screwed in would result in whar you are describing.
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Everything is cranked completely closed. ....regulator downstream valve cranked full off
+1 on making sure regulator OFF means adjustment screw is "screwed out" or "unscrewed". Lefty/loosey.
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^^^ My thoughts as soon as I read post #1 and then confirmed when I read "Everything is cranked completely closed". The pressure adjustment screw (or knob) has to be backed out all the way, not cranked completely closed. Hopefully this is just a case of operator error and you'll be able to enjoy using your new equipment properly.
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Everything is closed. I am not new to kegging. The last time this happened I even took the regulator apart cleaned the gasket to make sure nothing was causing a problem inside. I will post a video to convince everyone how crazy this is


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