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submerging a co2 regulator, is it safe?

is it safe to submerge a co2 regulator with a solenoid? i plan to unplug it and submerge it to test for leaks, should be ok to do so right? ill be sure to let the water dry up before plugging it back into the wall

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Doesn't sound safe to me - in terms of your health, or the appliances health, to submerge an electrical/precision mechanical appliance that has not been designed to be submerged.....
I'd say don't do it.... CO2 is cheap, you will soon know if you have a leak.
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mist a little bit of soapy water out of a spray bottle onto connection points while all hooked up to your tank and pressurized, look for any active bubbling..

no need to dunk it.


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dont do it. the gauges will rust internally. Not to mention submerging an electrical device.
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mist a little bit of soapy water out of a spray bottle onto connection points while all hooked up to your tank and pressurized, look for any active bubbling..

no need to dunk it.
This I guess is a standard process to check leak and perhaps the easiest.
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Get a small bottle of kids bubbles and pour a little on each connection , then wipe it off.


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Get a small bottle of kids bubbles and pour a little on each connection , then wipe it off.
The kids bubbles work great. I have the best results by using a small foam brush and working up a lather around the fittings. If bubbles increase there is a leak. Best for detecting small leaks.
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