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Old 02-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by thargrav View Post
Your high pressure gauge pressure won't start dropping until there is not any liquid left in the tank & it's only good for letting you know the tank needs filled. To catch a slow leak you need to weigh your CO2 tank on a digital scale at the end of the day & then before drawing another beer the next day, weigh it again. If the weight has dropped slightly then you have a slow leak.
It for sure will help in finding stubborn leaks on or in the regulator. Close all valves and the tank valve and if it drops over a little time then there is a leak on the high side. The low pressure gauges "should" stay at whatever pressure you set them to if there are not any leaks on your valves/barbs to the kegs.

The best thing to do when first hooking the regulator to the bottle is pressurize everything then shut off all the valves. This will tell you if your regulator connections are leak tight. Then pressurize the lines to the ball or pin locks (not connected to kegs) and shut the tank off. If the low pressure gauge starts going down you have a LP leak which are easier to find with soapy water.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #12
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The best way to monitor the amount of CO2 in your tank is to weigh the tank.

All CO2 tanks have what's called a head stamp somewhere around the top. The head stamp is a long chain of letters & numbers that include things like the date of manufacture, manufacturer, etc. And included in the head stamp is the tare weight - the weight of the tank empty.

Read through the head stamp until you see the characters 'TW'. The numbers right after are the weight of the tank empty. Add 0.3 pounds for the valve assembly and you have the prroximate weight of the tank empty. Now all you need to do is weigh your tank & subtract this number from the total weight and you have the amount of CO2 left in your CO2 tank.

Or if you want to know the amount left with your CO2 regulator attached, weigh your empty tank with the CO2 regulator attached & write it down. Then subtract this number from the total weight to get the amount of CO2 left in your CO2 tank.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #13
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by thargrav View Post
The only way to monitor the amount of CO2 in your tank is to weigh the tank.
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