Did some more testing on it, suspicions confirmed…It’s a cheap a$$ regulator!
Doing a little browsing at my LHBS, and looking over his regulators.
Several brands on the shelf, with one “Kegco” sitting there…So I start inquiring about regulators, different brands and styles…Conversations reaches the one in question and I asked,“Do you sell a lot of these Kegco’s?”
He says “Yup, and I give a lot of refunds on them!”
He then pulls out a box with about 15 or so of these regulators in them…“Junk box”, he called it!
Said the amount I saw in the box had been generated since February, when he started handling them.
He said the main problem is the tanks losing pressure over time, with no readily detectable leakage when doing a standard leak test, ( soapy water).
BUT, put it in a trash can of water, up to covering the regulator body, ( but not the gauges), and in about 10 minutes you would see small bubbles seeping from the regulator body.
Just some info for ya’, should any others be wondering… :cheers: