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Offline Mw4nu

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Used Regulator?
« on: May 28, 2014, 03:15:16 PM »
I am looking at purchasing a used CO2 regulator off CL. What things should I be concerned about?  How can I test it to see if it works properly? Any visual problems I should look for? Taprite series 3740

It is dirt cheap. I want the extra body so I can have a double system in my kegerator.


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Re: Used Regulator?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 07:26:59 PM »
Bring a tank and hook it up. Adjust the pressure and see if it seems to behave correctly. Not sure what else you can do.

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Re: Used Regulator?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 03:01:58 PM »

Bring a tank and hook it up. Adjust the pressure and see if it seems to behave correctly. Not sure what else you can do.

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You can also open it up and see if it's clean inside or if it appears to have corroded or sucked up beer in its past.
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Re: Used Regulator?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 07:11:08 PM »
Fail....

I bought the regulator for $20, all is well except I forgot to look at the low pressure gauge. 0-160 doesn't do much good considering the first line on the dial was 10 in 5 psi intervals.  This is an $8.00 fix along with the $4 stem...$32 for a regulator doesn't seem like a bad deal. 

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Re: Used Regulator?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 06:28:15 AM »
Yeah that's still a good deal.
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Re: Used Regulator?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 10:39:44 AM »
Remember the days when a new regulator cost $35 new? Kegs were $20 and hops were $5/oz. Well at least hops are cheap these days.