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- Joined: |21 Jul 2014|, 16:46
- Favourite Beer: Molson Canadian
- Location: Ottawa, Ontario
What are trouble shooting steps to see if I need a new post, or simply replace the o-rings? Could I need a new grey QC?
Ensure your poppet is free of debris and is travelling to a full open position with no obstructions.
Universal poppets may need to have a coil trimmed off to increase space inside the post it can compress. (bottoming out)
Ensure you have the correct size o-ring on the post and it is lubricated and in good shape. Replace as needed.
Inspect the disconnect for dislodged bearings.
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- Joined: |02 Oct 2011|, 20:42
- Favourite Beer: UK Bitter
- Location: Burlington Ontario
- from the hose connection
- from a crack in the plastic
- from a leaking cap screw or seal.
If you unscrew the cap the whole thing comes apart easily. I have had good luck in fixing leaking valves in the connector just by dismantling, making sure the valve seat is clean, putting a little O-ring grease on the O-ring and re-assembling.
On another connector one time, I did find a crack in the plastic and had to discard the connector.
Over the few years I have been brewing, I have lost a couple of full 5# tanks of CO2 through leaks. Frustrating! What I do now - except when I leave the gas pressure on to carbonate, is to shut the bottle valve whenever I am not actually using the kegerator for a "Session!"