keg line cleaning

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cellar buoyshi all wonder if you could help.I have a problem with cleaning my keg line.Connect all keg couplers to cleaning line ok- connect cleaning coupler which picks up from mains water-works ok to pull through.

Once i change over to the non pressurised container which is used for cleaning fluid i get all sorts of problems.It seems as if not enough cleaning solution is getting out of the np container.

I am assuming the cleaning coupler and pump are ok as they work fine on mains water- i think the problem is with the np container.I have checked that the small valve is opening ok when coupled up-so could the pump be going or coupler or np connection worn? anyone have similar problem.

Before I start buying new stuff which may not solve the problem thought i would ask you all. Have only been in this pub and trading for 2 weeks so no idea of the history of the kit. thanks for looking

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  1. Jim wrote: hi all wonder if you could help.I have a problem with cleaning my keg line.Connect all keg couplers to cleaning line ok- connect cleaning coupler which picks up from mains water-works ok to pull through.Once i change over to the non pressurised container which is used for cleaning fluid i get all sorts of problems.It seems as if not enough cleaning solution is getting out of the np container. I am assuming the cleaning coupler and pump are ok as they work fine on mains water- i think the problem is with the np container.I have checked that the small valve is opening ok when coupled up-so could the pump be going or coupler or np connection worn? anyone have similar problem.Before I start buying new stuff which may not solve the problem thought i would ask you all.
    Have only been in this pub and trading for 2 weeks so no idea of the history of the kit. thanks for looking

    Hi Jim

    I am assuming the gas pump is being switched on, it should be switched off when not in use? First question, do you switch the gas off to each individual keg coupler, because most cleaning sockets are made of plastic and do not provide a very good seal and gas bubbles can get into the cleaning line causing the floats in the fob detectors to drop or the taps to hiss or blow. If it isn’t that, check that air isn’t being sucked in through the inlet pipe on the cleaning container, make sure the joints are tight and the down pipe into the container isn’t split.

    Just thought I would mention the water companies will go ballistic if the mains water is connected directly to the cleaning main, I would check but I think you should have at least two non return valves to prevent cleaning solution getting into the mains supply this could happen if the mains pressure dropped for some reason.

    Hope this helps.8)

  2. cleaning bottleThat is really all that can go wrong on a system like this or is it a keg coupler fitting on to the top of the bottle with a pump fitted on the bottle.

    or Is it something like a change over switch from water to cleaning fluid or is it a valve to turn off the water and another to turn on the bottle. Sounds like you have something added to flush out the lines that is a bit different from the norm. With out seeing it is a bit difficult to diagnose. But you should be able to call out your principal supplier of beer and they would sort it straight away. Failing that if could take a photo with your phone and upload it to this thread as an attachment maybe? People describe thing differently it would be easier with a photo.

  3. Thanks for the reply.yes i turn off gas to each keg coupler and as far as i can tell the inlet pipe looks ok.There are non return valves on the mains!

  4. I’m unsure of what the system is by the description given because I don’t think I’ve seen it before.Is the non pressurised side driven by a Flojet pump or something similar?Have you turned on the gas/compressed air feed to the Flojet to make it work.My apologies if this is not relevant.

    Edit-I agree with Maverick’s request for gen,we are in a darkened room looking for a black cat which isn’t there at the moment.

  5. cleaning bottles have a piece of tubing in the bottle fitted to a screw cap that screws on the top of the cleaning bottle then a pipe going up to the pump on the wall, have a look at the joint between the piece of tubing .the screw cap. and the pipe going to the pump on to wall. Some times the joint is NOT what it should be, and draws air into the pipe through the joint on the screw cap. try cutting BOTH ends of the pipe and put a clip on each end of the screw cap . Hope you under stand what i mean.
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