Mystery Gas Leak

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  1. Sep 9, 2019 #1

    Braufather

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    I have some sort of gas leak but cant find it- i am also surprised how quick it is. ive emptied two soda streams within minutes trying to find it. ( a single soda stream usually has enough to carbinate and dispense about 3 or 4 20 litre brews to high levels). luckily i wans't using my main 02 canister

    After realising the first canister had emptied quickly, I spayed leak finding oil all over the regulator and connections and the gas line but didnt show anything, so i set it up again, but within a minute the canister was empty without any sign of a leak! not sure what to do? any ideas anyone?
     
  2. Sep 10, 2019 #2

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    Its hard to give much advice without physically seeing it. You could just try disconnecting everything from everything and putting it back piece by piece testing by blowing down it where you can. Also if there emptying that fast I would think you should be able to hear the leak, are you sure they were definitely filled?
     
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    Maybe not helpful, but the last two leaks I've had have been from the pressure release valves on my corny kegs. I've replaced all the original plastic ones for steel and haven't had an issue yet.
     
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    I noticed one of my cornies leaks from the in post when the gas is connected. Probably needs a new poppet.
     
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    Pop it in the bath for a bit if possible and look for the bubbles.

    Works with car tyres.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2019 #6

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    I've lost a couple of soda stream cannisters due to this. Turned out to be a faulty regulator. I also have to adjust the soda stream adaptor each time I use a new bottle otherwise it leaks
     
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    Another thought - have you got the plastic washer between the regulator and the gas bottle seated correctly?
     
  8. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:37 AM #8

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    These washers also do not last forever and come in a few different material types. Some require replacing more frequently than others.
     

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