Hear CO2 flowing? / Gas leak?

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razorblade
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Hear CO2 flowing? / Gas leak?

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New CO2 tank, new regulator, new lines :)
I can hear the CO2 flowing near the the tank/ regulator area - is this normal?

The nut on the regulator connection to the tank was tightened by hand, and then just a tad with a wrench (it has a plastic gasket in there!) - Should I go more?
I sprayed a lot of soapy water but can't see any unusual bubbling.

Lastly, if I submerge my gas ball lock disconnects in water - they bubble. Is that normal? IS the gas continously flowing even though the disconnect is not connected to anything?

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Re: Hear CO2 flowing? / Gas leak?

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Yes leak at connector for sure. With enough of a leak at connectors, you'll hear flow at the reg.

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The regulator will get cold which tells you gas is leaking somewhere.

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Thanks for your help guys. I looked everywhere, and out of frustration I ended up un-doing and redoing all my connections, and I disassembled and reassembled the ball locks as well. Seems to be holding up now. Lets hope it stays that way!

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You can always miz some dish detergent and water together, brush the solution onto any fittings and any foaming will indicate a leak point.

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I tried that, but didn't see anything unusual. I will do it again before I hook up my kegs, but it seems better for now.

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When clamping gas lines i found that heating the end of the tubing in boiling water then slip it on and clamp real tight works best for me.

Never had a leak since using this method.

Good luck..........cheers

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ruf1 wrote:When clamping gas lines i found that heating the end of the tubing in boiling water then slip it on and clamp real tight works best for me.

Never had a leak since using this method.

Good luck..........cheers

Thats exactly what I did for round 2 :) No issues yet!

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Right on!

:cheers:

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