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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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diy co2 question

do you have to have a t valve if you want to use 2 bottles of yeast mixture or can you run a tube from each bottle into the gas separator

I built a diy co2 and its not building enough pressure to push co2 into my tank
I can see the gas separator bubbling so Ik the mixture is working and I sealed every tube connection with glue so if there is a leak idk where it is. but the damn thing wont bubble in my tank. I was thinking maybe its cuz I didn't use a T valve
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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Sounds like you've got a leak. If they are held together well enough the co2 will make its way to the end of the line sense the pressure keeps building and building. Took me a while to find all the little places air was seeping out in mine.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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there is definitely a leak somewhere...spray water around top of bottles and look for bubbles
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2013, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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how much damn sealant does one cap need x.x
found it... thanks guys
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