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Is my brand new CO2 tank empty or Taprite regulator faulty?
« on: November 25, 2017, 06:47:56 PM »
Hello all, first post here on this website and new to kegging. Hope you can help me out.
I bought a new 5 lb CO2 tank and new regulator though, for some reason the gaz will not come out. All connection was tightened with wrench. No leaks or whatever.
I filmed the short video and included the link in the below so I wish you can take a look and give me a feedback if you can. Again, those are brand new products directly from a retailer. Thank you very much for your precious time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq4lR9VWFJY

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Re: Is my brand new CO2 tank empty or Taprite regulator faulty?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 06:54:23 PM »
I hate to be Mr. Obvious, but it looks like the tank's empty. When you buy new CO2 tanks they usually are. They don't ship them with flammable/combustible gas in them. Are you sure you purchased a full one?
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Re: Is my brand new CO2 tank empty or Taprite regulator faulty?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 07:02:25 PM »
The high pressure gauge says 0, so it is empty (Gague on the left).
The tare weight is stamped in the cylinder. Take off the regulator and weigh it.

I agree that it was probably shipped empty.
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Re: Is my brand new CO2 tank empty or Taprite regulator faulty?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 07:07:26 PM »
Thanks both of you for your reply. Well, then that's my fault. I thought that those tanks were full when purchased new. I shouldn't have assumed so though. This is where I bought the tank, and it doesn't tell to fill before use. Thanks again for your feedback. Much appreciated.
https://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/5_lb_CO2_Tank_New_p/alum5.htm