Co2 Leak

A forum to discuss the various ways of getting beer into your glass.
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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by mosquat » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:44 am

alexlark wrote:I went with these, good brand and cheaper. Also brand new off eBay. They appear from time to time. Around £15 each:
https://www.micromatic.com/economy/1-pr ... -1141-mini

My main reg is then a cheap welding one. Makes for a cheap reliable setup.
Initially I hated the look of these but actually they are impressive. Considering the same setup now


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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by Jaydee » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Lost a whole tank of co2 due to a faulty fibre washer between the bottle and regulator. Always worth changing every tank fill and spraying a soapy solution on to the joints to check for leaking.

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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by Jaydee » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:21 pm

Now I always turn the gas off if I have no cornies to gas up. Makes me sleep easier!

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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by mosquat » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:22 pm

Yea im the same. Once a keg leaked all the beer and gas out from the poppet overnight :(

Co2 is the only pain with kegging. Difficult to get hold of


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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by PeeBee » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:45 pm

mosquat wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Yea im the same. Once a keg leaked all the beer and gas out from the poppet overnight :( ...
Just the sort of disaster that haunts my imagination, so backed by paranoia my "primary" regulators have gas solenoid valves (commonly used in aquarium circles) controlled by a "delay off" switch which also controls the liquid solenoid valves on the beer taps.

You want to know about paranoia? I'm a master.
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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by mosquat » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:47 pm

Maybe be one day I will have the same setup but for now i have a low bar!


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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by PeeBee » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:20 pm

mosquat wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Maybe be one day I will have the same setup but for now i have a low bar! ...
"Low bar"? You mean one when lying on your back you can easily catch the dribbles? Or … (still lying on your back) you can easily reach the bar towel and stuff it in your mouth?
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Re: Co2 Leak

Post by alexlark » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:28 pm

I was looking at the used Redditch ones for a while with a guage but honestly the Micromatic mini ones are fine.
mosquat wrote:
alexlark wrote:I went with these, good brand and cheaper. Also brand new off eBay. They appear from time to time. Around £15 each:
https://www.micromatic.com/economy/1-pr ... -1141-mini

My main reg is then a cheap welding one. Makes for a cheap reliable setup.
Initially I hated the look of these but actually they are impressive. Considering the same setup now


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