Learned Something about Regulator Shutoffs

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  1. wolfie7873

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    I had a leak in my kegerator CO2 system that was coming from the shutoff valve of my regulator. I have one of the 2-headed regulators so I can carb one keg and serve another keg each at their respective pressures. I found the leak to be in what looked like an improbable place - but upon inspection, it made sense.

    The MFL or barbed interface on a shut-off valve is an insert into the housing that contains the valve and screws into the regulator. Mine was loose. Had I figured this out *before* I replaced the valve entirely, I might have been able to save myself $12 for a new part and months of headaches. Maybe this can help someone else. Leak not in the line connection? Try tightening the valve insert.
     
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    also using Teflon tape is a must
     
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    I didn't find out till recently that there's a specific tape for gas connectors. Looks pretty much the same, but I guess there's a difference....?
     
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    for most gas the yellow tape is fine but thats co2 not gas so duno, I just add more wraps of white Teflon, you can also use pipe dope but only on the gas side
     

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