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Old 04-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #11
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Ok you did it right. And yes, I didn't notice that. Perhaps the gauge is broken. If you are getting co2 flow the gauge doesn't matter much anyways.

Edit: the release valve activation is normal if you screw the regulator too far. My guess is just that the gauge is malfunctioning.
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No, you don't need to unplug the solenoid. Just unscrew it all the way, open your needle valve until it leaks all the co2 out that's built up, then shut the needle valve, slowly turn the regulator until the right gauge shows 10lbs (or whatever, that's just what I use).
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Ok you did it right. And yes, I didn't notice that. Perhaps the gauge is broken. If you are getting co2 flow the gauge doesn't matter much anyways.
Ok. That's good to know. I used olive oil for the bubble counter and it became cloudy when I turned the CO2 on. I guess I'll replace it with canola or veggie.
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Ok you did it right. And yes, I didn't notice that. Perhaps the gauge is broken. If you are getting co2 flow the gauge doesn't matter much anyways.

Edit: the release valve activation is normal if you screw the regulator too far. My guess is just that the gauge is malfunctioning.
I don't think it is... at least not yet. Mine did that this morning when I put it back together after a refill. Dummy me thought the regulator screwed in to shut off. I did what I recommended up above this and it went back to normal
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No, you don't need to unplug the solenoid. Just unscrew it all the way, open your needle valve until it leaks all the co2 out that's built up, then shut the needle valve, slowly turn the regulator until the right gauge shows 10lbs (or whatever, that's just what I use).
I tried it just now. It's not working. I guess the right gauge is broken...
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Oh ok... Well, the good news is that the guages aren't terribly expensive.
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Do I need to experiment with the bps or is there a recommended bps for my tank size?
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Oh ok... Well, the good news is that the guages aren't terribly expensive.
Do I need to replace just the one on the right?
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Ok good to know. Just don't crank the needle valve all the way open to release the pressure that is built up. I have seen glass diffusers literally explode when you put too much co2 in them.
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I don't think you need to replace it. It really doesn't matter what it is reading so long as your bps is consistent. You will probably have to adjust it several times over a few days but once it holds you won't have to touch it for months.
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