Many people use the "Caskwidge" Floating extractors which are part of the "Caskwidge" system for casks of ale So yes; it will work. Just make sure you can't pull the handpump with no gas attached to keep a scrap of pressure in the keg - a handpump is quite capable of collapsing a plastic pressure barrel! If it happens to a Corny keg the seals become ineffective and let air in, whereas a real keg is quite happy to hold negative pressure (you just get to a point where you cannot pull the pump's handle!).… My question is that the pickup is from a floating pickup attached to one of the posts. Would this still work? …
Sorry my typing is very bad please read Pump not mumRight I received my mum and it is quite manky and needs some TLC. I don't know what make but it has a Craig Farrar label on it. I'm assuming it has been refurbished by them at some time, I have attached pics. I gather these have been taken over now by RLBS. I intend stripping down the cylinder and cleaning(it is a 1/4 pint cylinder) It does pump water OK but like i said it is dirty. Looking at the hose from the discharge of cylinder to the nozzle it appears very tight and almost squished but pumps ok. is there anyway to make this longer but still fit within the engine confines. also Peebee i like your idea of sealing the nozzle to prevent air ingress to beer in cylinder, my intention is to make a 3D printed cap to seal the nozzle any idea of thread used before i get my vernier and thread gauges out? Also if anyone has any ideas of possible problems with the strip down of this type of engine i would be glad to know of them
That's a relief .... WRT to your OP, I have attached my pump to a King Keg floating pickup with no problems. The gas is fed via a low pressure LPG reg through a one way valve and a modified S30 (I am looking at ways of fitting a standard gas post).Sorry my typing is very bad please read Pump not mum
So are you putting this inline after the regulator valve attached to the co2?Just a word of caution about that 20-300mbar variant: It was great finding that they now sell them without adapters connected (and thread-locked!), including the useless "POL" adapter. But the description now says they can be used as single and second stage regulators which contradicts what I wrote above: They are normally used with Propane which has a fairly low cylinder pressure, whereas a CO2 cylinder will have a pressure of around 57BAR. They cannot be used as single stage regulators, i.e. connected directly to a CO2 cylinder.
Nothing unusual. The "Primary" or cylinder regulator drops the pressure down to, say, 4BAR (from cylinder pressure of about 57BAR) which feeds the LPG regulator (the "Secondary") which drops it down to a few millibar.So are you putting this inline after the regulator valve attached to the co2?
Thanks for that. Its a friend of mine whos setting a corny up for his hand pull, as he currently uses mini kegs which run out pretty quick. So asked me what options he had. Thanks again.Nothing unusual. The "Primary" or cylinder regulator drops the pressure down to, say, 4BAR (from cylinder pressure of about 57BAR) which feeds the LPG regulator (the "Secondary") which drops it down to a few millibar.
The "LPG" regulators used here can only tolerate a feed of up to 16BAR. Because the ratio of feed and output pressure is smaller, secondary regulators are far more precise and can be used to feed much lower pressures.