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Old 01-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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I got a CPBF recently but I can't make it work.

I think there is a problem with the gas side. I can here gas going in and when I slightly loosen any tube at the 'T' i hear it.

But when I open the valve I don't hear any gas coming out the bottom of the dip tube.

When I turn that gas valve on should I be able to hear a hiss of gas from the tube?

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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I made this terrible quality video on my phone in the dark to help explain my problem.

http://youtu.be/0bDuG-X8WZQ

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #3

Did you buy this or build it? Something definately isnt right. I would start by taking it apart from the top "T" down, it looks like something is blocking the inlet tube.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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I bought it from an online store. I emailed them about it but they said they don't build them, they come assembled.

I'll take it apart and go from there.

Thanks for the reply. This was dropping down the page quickly

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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I took apart the T. I didn't see/ feel any blocks in the valves or anywhere else.

I hooked the gas up to the other valve this time. I can barely hear any gas coming through but I can hear it a bit. Certainly not as much as if i loosen the bolts on the T closer to the gas tank.

I made a video again. In it I attempt to hold the mic on my phone right up to where the gas is exiting but you have to turn up your volume to hear it. That's how quiet it is!


So for those who have one of these do you hear a loud hiss when you open the gas valve or is it really faint?

I'm starting to think these valves ain't right.

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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Is it possible the valves have a built in one way check valve and they are screwed in backwards so it's not letting gas in?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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If I understand you right, I don't think so. The barbs on either side of the valve handle are different sizes so gas in is (from tank) on one side and out (to CPBF T) is the other.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:58 PM   #8

Its probably something really simple but without taking it apart myself its hard to say, They are a really simple design so this baffles me a little bit.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:59 PM   #9

Where did you buy it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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if you open the gas side you should definitely hear gas coming out providing of course you have the gas hooked up and turned on.

 
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