Taprite Three Product Secondary Co2 Regulator

Model: T1683ST
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  • Secondary regulators allow you to regulate the pressure of multiple kegs individually
  • Each regulator has a built-in high volume external safety relief valve to protect dispensing systems
  • Forged brass body provides greater durability and has enough mass to act as a heat sink to prevent freeze up
  • Outlet fittings feature 1600 ball type shut-off and fit 5/16" I.D. pressure hose; high pressure side is right hand thread
  • All regulators are pressure tested for leaks and defects prior to delivery
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This Taprite T1683ST Three Product Secondary Co2 Regulator is used when you are attempting to dispense two or more kegs off of the same Co2 tank. A secondary regulator will allow you to regulate the pressure of each keg individually.
  • High pressure side is right hand thread
  • To protect dispensing systems each regulator has a built-in high volume external safety relief valve factory set to relieve at 55-65 PSIG.
  • Taprite secondary regulators are designed to further reduce pressure from a primary regulator to a proper dispensing level.
  • Internal relief valve opens if the delivery pressure exceeds set pressure by 15 PSIG. This serves as a warning that the seat or diaphragm may be worn and require replacing.
  • Forged brass body for greater durability. Body has enough mass to serve as a heat sink to help prevent freeze up.
  • Body parts are 1/4" NPT (F).
  • Outlet fittings feature Taprite 1600 ball type shut-off. Fits 5/16" I.D. pressure hose. Inlet designed for 5/16" I.D. pressure tubing.
  • All models have heavy duty stainless steel wall mounting brackets.
  • Maximum delivery pressure: 50 PSIG
  • Non-removable adjusting screw limits maximum delivery pressure to 50 PSIG
  • Front loading seat assembly is easily replaceable in the field.
  • All regulators are pressure tested for leaks and defects prior to delivery to assure in-field reliability.
  • Available in multiple pressure and product models.
Warning WARNING: This product has Brass components. Brass alloys are known to contain trace amounts of Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

12/08/2019

Excellent
Thom at The Pirate Garage

I’m running a full size keg (half barrel) at about 9psi, a 5 gallon cocktail keg at 6psi and a second cocktail keg with carbonated water at 30psi. This regulator with its integrated check valves is fantastic for my set up. If you brew you could carbonate while running your taps. It’s a lot more money than a manifold but if you need control for various pressures like I did, it is money well spent. Excellent purchase!

08/07/2019

As described
Devin

The unit is very sturdy: it is much more solid than I expected, as well as a bit larger. I mounted it inside my Insignia generator, but it is so big it restricts how many kegs I can use. I like the locking mechanism for the secondary regulation.

11/26/2014

Love this thing, for me it's essential
Rev2010

Got this when ordering my kegerator so I could control the psi of each homebrew keg individually. Works great! Simple to use, knobs lock into place when pushed in, no sticking gauge needles or anything, etc. Just straight forward and simple.

11/11/2014

Good secondaries.
The BK

Putting some notes here to fill in the product details a bit for other shoppers.

The plastic handle pulls out to adjust, and pushes in to lock. There's a locking position every 30 degrees, so you may have to adjust the pressure a tiny bit to lock the handle in place. (Or just leave it unlocked.)

Like the picture shows, this regulator bank has a nipple attachment on both sides, where some people might prefer a plug. Bev Factory sells the plug you want, it's the right-handed thread regulator plug.

Inside the regulator's inlet and pass-through there is a coarse metal screen, to prevent anything larger than a grain of sand from entering the regulator body via the gas lines.

All regulator holes are right-handed 1/4 FPT (National Pipe Thread, Female). Everything you see in the picture is screwed in with pipe tape and possibly some kind of sealing compound. (Might just be pipe tape that's been mashed around, hard to tell.) So, everything you see in the picture can be disassembled and rearranged in any way you like, provided you have the right-handed 1/4 MPT (NPT Male) hardware to put in its place.

Note: Taprite PRIMARY regulators use LEFT-HANDED threads on the inlet and pass-through. These are secondary regulators, and use right-handed threads. (Presumably Taprite does not want you attaching a secondary regulator directly to the CO2 tank, which sounds like a bad idea to me too.)

Removing the factory-assembled hardware is VERY difficult. There's nothing to grip that isn't sharp, and a plastic regulator handle to worry about breaking. I'm a big guy, can open the most stubborn jar of pickles you can throw at me, and I eventually gave up on the barb on the left that I was trying to remove, and removed the one on the right instead.

Also worth mention, the nipple attachments are slightly different sizes. The inlet and pass-through are 11/32 barbs, while the low-pressure outlet nipples are 3/8 barbs. Both should work with 5/16 I.D. gas line, but it's worth noting that the inlet and pass-through connectors are only 1/32-inch larger than that hose. 5/16 is 10/32, so on the inlet and pass-through you're fitting 10/32 hose on an 11/32 barb, while on the outlets you're fitting 10/32 hose on a 12/32 barb. Depending how tight your fit is, you may need clamps on the inlet and pass-through. (Probably a good idea anyway, for the higher-pressure lines.)

The angled steel mounting brackets you see in the photo look like they can be rotated, but it's a bit complicated. The brass of the regulator body has an oval-shaped bump that matches an oval-shaped hole in the bracket. If you ignore matching up the oval shape, the bracket can be placed vertically or horizontally. It CANNOT be rotated to face diagonally in the other direction. The regulator body has a piece of hardware on the lower right (from front perspective) that prevents the bracket turning 90 degrees from the position in the photo. (But vertical and horizontal can both be achieved, if needed. Would just be tricky to attach.)

The bracket attaches with a 5/16 - 18x3/8" bolt and washer.

The single Taprite secondary regulator comes with this same bracket, but the photo shows a square mounting plate. If you read my review on the individual Taprite secondary reg, the brackets you see in this photo are the ones you actually get with that single regulator.

11/10/2014

Works well
PaulKegger

This is a usefull product and fulfills what I needed. The only challenge is the pull out knob that is hard to get a good and fine set on the pressure when pushing the knob back in..... Decent value for the need.

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