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Offline Brewhaha

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CO2 Regulator gone wild
« on: September 27, 2009, 09:07:16 AM »
A buddy of mine went to get his propane tanks filled the other day
and while there asked the fellas if he could store his CO2 tank in
his refrigerator on it's side to save space while carbonating his kegs.

He and I had a discussion about this before and I told him I had always
heard that you were NOT to.  Well it seems the propane boys told him
that it was fine to lay it on it's side...which is what he did.

All was well for the first day or so, then he noticed that the regular would
not stay at any setting he put it at but would rise up to about 40 PSI.  He thought
maybe it was the beer he was carbonating causing the problem so he
disconnected the keg and the regulator still runs up to 40 PSI.  So with all that being
said the question is: "Has he screwed the pooch and ruined the regulator?" and
a topic for discussion: "Can you lay you CO2 on it's side in the frig?

Any help would be appreciated!

Roy
Thanks!

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Offline switzead

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Re: CO2 Regulator gone wild
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 04:06:05 PM »
You can lay the CO2 tank on its side.......IF.......the regulator is not connected.  His regulator is ruined.

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Re: CO2 Regulator gone wild
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 07:23:22 AM »
If he can not dial the regulator back down to carbonating pressures, then the regulator is bad. However the Gauges are most likely OK. The tanks were designed to stand upright. I have mine in the fridge, but it is standing upright.

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