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Old 08-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have a very old 2 1/2 gallon Firestone keg. It appears when I apply gas to it that it leaks out underneath the nut which holds the relief valve. I have tightened it as much as I can but can still hear the leak. Any suggestions? Might keg lube fix that?


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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Keg lube fixes a lot. Any rubber O-ring or gasket put a bit of keg lube on it.


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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I'm having the same issue with an older 5-gallon. A very slow leak at the PRV discovered by spraying StarSan on it. I applied some keg lube to the tapered seal at the bottom of the PRV and I'm testing it now under pressure. If that doesn't fix it, I may put some teflon tape on the threads of the valve.
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Have you tried putting pennies under the clamp ends?
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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^ How is tightening the lid seal going to fix a leaky PRV?

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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I just replaced my PRV when that happened. I guess the rubber tip didn't seal any more. Once I screwed in the new one, it was fine.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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Snap, I misread. Carry on and save your pennies.
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Snap, I misread. Carry on and save your pennies.
Lol. That was pretty good.
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You can buy replacement PRVs. Since the seal is made by an o-ring, not the threads, Teflon tape won't help.


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