Co2 gauge question

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  1. May 25, 2019 #1

    HowardB

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    Good afternoon
    I’ve made the move to corny kegs, having used Rotokegs for 20 years. I’ve started with a kit from Norm, via Ebay and I’m wondering if anyone else has bought this?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/223469773329

    However, I am a bit confused about the CO2 gauge that came with it.
    One gauge shows the pressure from the CO2 cylinder and the scale is in psi or bar. So far, so good.
    The other gauge shows what is going to the keg, but the scale is in CFH or l/min, which I think is flow rather than pressure.
    How does this relate to the pressure going to the keg?
    Any thoughts would be very welcome.
     
  2. May 25, 2019 #2

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    It is a welding regulator and is not suitable for use with any beer dispense system. I would guess the seller got the wrong type and didn't notice as the description says it is the correct type. I suggest you message the seller and see if they can send the correct regulator.
     
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    Thanks for the reply
    I just contacted The seller and had this reply.

    That is a co2 regulator that fits all cylinders in the uk and can be used with any equipment dispensing gear welding gear etc the pressures set are constant and never had any problem with them , normal settings are usually 15/30 psi

    Anybody any thoughts or insight
     
  4. May 25, 2019 #4

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    Ad says 'contents setting clock' but you can't set the contents pressure so it was missold. If seller refuses to exchange it or offer a refund take it up with eBay. I've always found them excellent at resolving disputes.

    He also said, "normal settings 15/30 psi" but the regulator cannot be set to psi. He seems to not understand that it's a flow regulator, not a pressure regulator.
     
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    Kelper is 100% correct. Dont attempt to use this regulator as you will most likely overpressure your keg.
     
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    Just to clarify for welding you need a constant flow of co2 while beer you need a certain pressure so there's no way 1 regulator can do both but they do both fit the same gas bottles. If you use a welding regulator it will just keep filling the keg with gas until something bursts.
     
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    Does a Corny not have a relief valve?
     
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    It does and will lift at 100 PSI.
     
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    Cheers I have learned something new.
     
  10. May 26, 2019 #10

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    Don't want to start any drama .. but I've found PRV's on corny kegs go at what they feel like. It depends on the spring pressure they've left in them. After I've filled a keg I'll bring it up slowly to 60psi while checking for leaks and they rarely go, but have had some that have go as low as 30psi. Usually if it'll still hold a decent pressure I just mark it for replacement when the keg is next empty. I've also seen, but never personally owned (in the possession of a friend) corny kegs without a PRV. Buyer beware! Oh and 30L ones too. I remember a fella came to package some beer and he said he'll be doing 10x30L corny kegs and I was like ... surely you jest sir, but he turned up with some that were about 6-7" taller than a normal corny and held 30L.
     
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    Yes, just seen some of the bigger Cornies full of beer in a "Craft" beer pub in Lisbon- did a double-take, but yes, there were ordinary 19l kegs there too!! Also, what looked to be "beer in a bag in a light-duty keg"- never seen those for dispensing, but seemed to Bea sound idea..
     
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    Sounds like Key Kegs.
     
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    Yes, just googled KeyKegs. That's exactly what they were!! Thanks!
     

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