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Old 09-07-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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ok i put everything together and it pushed soapy water no problem but i can hear gas moving when the pressure is above 10 psi. should it b totally silent no matter how high i turn the pressure? im not sure if i hav a leak or not.


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Old 09-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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The liquid absorbs CO2 so if you pressurise to 10 PSI, turn off, leave for a while and turn back on you will hear gas because the pressure will of dropped but then when it pressurises again the hissing should stop.


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Old 09-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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ok i put everything together and it pushed soapy water no problem but i can hear gas moving when the pressure is above 10 psi. should it b totally silent no matter how high i turn the pressure? im not sure if i hav a leak or not.
It might not be sealing all the way. Try putting some vaseline around the O-ring (to help it seal) and crank the pressure way up (30 psi). The huge hit of pressure right away helps seal everthing.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Keg lube is the correct product. This one time may not matter, but petroleum products and rubber do not mix.

EDIT: Is there a water based version of Vaseline now? IDK.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
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the sound is coming from where the regulator and co2 tank meet it is sealed at the keg and disconnects
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:48 PM   #6
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....petroleum products and rubber do not mix.

EDIT: Is there a water based version of Vaseline now? IDK.
In a real pinch why not try some KY in a tube, or a similiar product that's in the tube. It's not petroleum based and washes off easy.


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In a real pinch why not try some KY in a tube, or a similiar product that's in the tube. It's not petroleum based and washes off easy.


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AHHHHH. The Alton Brown technique. Use it for keg lube, then use it in other places. There's no place for a one trick pony when it comes to lubricant.


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