CO2 system leaking - am I being stupid?

Discussion in 'CO2Art' started by gex23, 5 May 2017.

  1. gex23

    gex23 Member

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    Received the Sodastream dual regulator setup today and attempted to install it.

    However when I open the knob highlighted I can hear Co2 escaping from there and none of it passes through to the aquarium at all?

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    34469701845_ba45a5c943_c.jpg 20170505_171524 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you switched the Solenoid ON?
    Or the needle valve or the bubble counter connections....may not be fully tightened!
    hoggie
     
  3. gex23

    gex23 Member

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    Hi Hogan,

    Yes the solenoids switched on, i've tightened the needle valve / regulator with spanners as instructed, the bubble counter is hand tightened onto the solenoid as it's plastic but is as tight as it can go.

    Still leaking.

    No co2 seems to pass through at all.

    E-mailed CO2art yesterday but no reply as yet.

    Frustrating :(
     
    Last edited: 6 May 2017
  4. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi
    Is the working pressure dial moving.....fluctuating?
    hoggie
     
  5. gex23

    gex23 Member

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    No dial is moving at all, they're sat at the current position on the dials :

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  6. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    If the working pressure dial is not moving I wouldn't have though you had a severe leak!
    Is this regulator a adjustable model?
     
  7. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Sound like the "O" rings which is a seal is missing from that needle valve. Remove the reg from the bottle and unscrew that needle valve - you should be two "O" rings.

    Paul
     
  8. gex23

    gex23 Member

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    Sorry to respond so late, managed to get this sorted eventually!
     
  9. hogan53

    hogan53 Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations!
    How was this issue resolved?
    Cheers hoggie
     

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