Primary Regulator not regulating?..

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Primary Regulator not regulating?..

Postby jonnyz » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:46 am

Hell all, love the advice you have on here, i learn something new every time i browse around the topics. Anyway, I am about to Keg my first batch, and am having a minor problem with the CO2 regulator. It has a dual gage setup, and they both work, but the only way to restrict gas to the keg to get the desired pressure is to basically close the master valve on the tank itself. I don't know if the regulator is broken, but shouldn't there be a way to keep the tank fully opened and restrict gas with the regulator setup? Any advice would help, thanks for the time
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Postby warthog » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:18 pm

yeah, there should.... that's what regulators are supposed to do. they regulate the pressure.

not to put you down, you probably have everything hooked up right, but let me ask you a few questions to make sure.

1. regulator attached to co2 tank, main valve open. right?
2. output leads to input on keg
3. first dial reads something like 800 lbs (full tank in fridge)
4. second dial reads pressure you want to carbonate your beer at (~10-15 psi)
5. turning the screw infront of the second dial, changes the reading on that dial.

if all those are true, everything is good. if not, what's happening?
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Postby jonnyz » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:54 pm

Thats the thing, when i turn that screw nothing seems to happen as far regulating. Is fully screwed in sopposed to be closed, and fully backed out open?
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Postby jonnyz » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:58 pm

ok, i figured it out, i was screwing thr screw the wrong way. I just didn't want to waste my co2, because the tank isnt certified, and im going to have to pay some $ to take care of that when it runs out. Thanks for putting up with my idiotism
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