co2 pressure increasing

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JHamm

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I have a dual regulator where I set the pressure to 10 psi but it keeps increasing up to 20 psi on it's own. Granted, I did move it from outside the fridge to inside the fridge when I hooked it up to the keg. Could the temperature drop in the co2 tank cause the gauge to increase?
 

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Are the kegs carbonated? How did you carbonate them? Were they chilled previously or did you just insert them in the fridge?
 

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Normal operating temeratures would have no effect on the psi your regulator is putting out. They're designed to output a consisted psi indefinately, unless manually adjusted.

Purge your kegs, then reset the psi by adjusting the screw on the regulator. If it moves on its own I would argue that you have defective regulator.

Also a note that there is a nut on the regulator screw that can be tightened to lock the screw in place on a lot of regulators. You might want to try securing that.
 
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