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Offline thomasben

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Out of ideas.
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:30:44 PM »
So I just got a new tap rite regulator hooked it up tested for leaks. Nothing at all. Problem is this...if I out my ear up really close to the regulator I can hear the tank running gas still. Even minutes later.  Sounds like a tiny leak but I'm positive its not. Anyone ever heard of this before?


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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 08:33:30 PM »
Its almost like I can hear this faint whisp. Its been 5 minutes and its lessening. Still there though. Tank would have run out long ago if it was a leak but for months this tank has been going strong

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 09:07:44 AM »
Shut off the tank and see if you still hear it.
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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 10:09:08 AM »
I did. It stops immediately

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 10:39:10 AM »
I would assume it is a leak then.  Did you check the connection between the CO2 tank and the regulator? 

I'm really just asking the question here, but could the leak be inside the regulator?  A pin hole in the diaphragm or a seal?  Maybe the pipe going into the regulator head?

Sorry that I only have questions and no answers.  I am intrigued to see what others think.

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 10:54:35 AM »
This is a brand new taprite regulator. I tested all connections and no leak what so ever. My c02 tank would be empty for sure if it was a leak. I have no idea if its leaking inside the diaphram.  My old one sounded the same to Me. I'm assuming the new one is fine. I put bubbles everywhere. Also if it was a leak the sound would continue but this goes away in a couple minutes.

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 11:14:06 AM »
This is a brand new taprite regulator. I tested all connections and no leak what so ever. My c02 tank would be empty for sure if it was a leak. I have no idea if its leaking inside the diaphram.  My old one sounded the same to Me. I'm assuming the new one is fine. I put bubbles everywhere. Also if it was a leak the sound would continue but this goes away in a couple minutes.

Maybe too obvious, but is there a nylon washer between the reg and the tank?
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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 11:24:14 AM »
I don't think so

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 11:25:03 AM »
I don't think so

BINGO!  When you get a tank refill, it should come with a nylon washer to go between the tank and regulator.
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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 11:26:40 AM »
The sound isn't coming from that area. Make a difference. Sounds like its coming from the regulator body. I also added bubbles to that area as well and didn't notice a leak. Still get a washer?

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2012, 11:37:39 AM »
The tank washer is key!
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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 11:51:58 AM »
Not sure about the Taprite brand but not all regulators need a washer.
Some have the "washer" built into the connection.
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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 11:57:14 AM »
Not sure about the Taprite brand but not all regulators need a washer.
Some have the "washer" built into the connection.

Both of my regulators have a washer built into the tail piece that connects to the tank.  I tried using the washer that came with a refill once and it leaked like a sieve.  No experience with the Taprite brand so can't say.

I only know that my rig is silent when sealed up and not recharging a keg.

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Re: Out of ideas.
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 12:13:12 PM »
Details say that it doesn't need a washer at all so I don't know what to think.