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Old 08-15-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default No gas - AGAIN!

I thought I had found all the leaks in my manifold - pressure holding for well over a month, no bubbles when sprayed. Then I go to keg up some brew last night, and when I go to grab some CO2 to purge headspace - nada, zero, zip for pressure. Dead CO2 bottle. DAMN!!!!


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Old 08-15-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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One of the reasons I'm scared to start kegging.


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Old 08-15-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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Maybe you're just drinking too much...

Pisser, that's such a nice manifold you have.

I bought some of this stuff to check for leaks.



What I like about it is that it's nice and thick and viscous, so that if you've got a slow leak, it'll stay on the connection for longer. Makes it a little more obvious when you've got a problem.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Have you pressurized your whole secondary system with all your disconnects off the kegs, then closed the tank valve? If your high pressure guage starts dropping, you know something is up in the delivery system. If you don't do this, you can never tell if it's one of the kegs.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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That truly sucks. I found that plumbers tape is very helpful all around in preventing leaks. I also got into a habit of dating my CO2 tanks to get a handle on my consumption (of the CO2 that is).
The PITA is that you need to be really diligent about making sure all the connections are sealed.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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So why not just turn off the gas between pulls?
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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I bought a 20 lb tank recently and this is making me nervous to hook it into the system, I think I have a bad keg but I'll need to check everything really well before putting the 20 pounder into service.

I hope you get the Co2 figured out Jester, that is really frustrating
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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Pipe Dope is your friend.

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #9
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One of my C02 disconnects leaks when it's not connected to a keg. Took me a while to figure that out.
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:31 PM   #10
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This is why I use a 20oz paintball tank that I refill from my 5# tank. If I have a leak (none yet), then I only lose 20oz max.


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