Regulator low is 12psi

Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:05 pm

I got a regulator from a friend when I started kegging. It won't go below 12 psi. Is there a way to fix this? I don't want to take it apart an ruin it without knowing what's up.
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:07 am

Honestly don't know how to fix that, sorry. But I will say 12 psi isn't the end of the world. Just shut the tank off when your at the carb level you want.
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:22 am

When you say it won't go below 12psi, I guess the question is if that is an issue with the dial read, or the gas regulation.
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:20 am

spiderwrangler wrote:When you say it won't go below 12psi, I guess the question is if that is an issue with the dial read, or the gas regulation.


Never thought of it that way. The needle will drop to 0 when not pressurized, but when I turn the screw all the way out, and turn the gas on, it jumps immediately to 12. I know it's not the end of the world, I'm just weird that way.
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:44 pm

Try turning the gas on, then turning the screw out.
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:38 am

spiderwrangler wrote:Try turning the gas on, then turning the screw out.

Same result. Do you think it's the regulator or the gauge?
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Re: Regulator low is 12psi

Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:38 am

My money is that it is the bladder inside the regulator, fairly cheap fix.
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