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Re: [APD] Re: problem with tank/regulator seal
I run an aluminium CO2 cylinder to a welding regulator (Australian
regulations / specifications) then to a fine metering valve. There is a
hard white plastic (teflon maybe) washer between the bottle valve and the
regulator. Each time I change a 22kg bottle I go over the whole system
with soapy water spray. Occasionally there is a leak. It does save you
some money if you find leaks and fix them. The soapy water spray makes the
small leaks visible. Try not to spray soapy water into the water of the
On 22/2/2005 4:57, "Nicholas Plummer" <nickplummer at nc_rr.com> wrote:
> following up to my own question. I spoke to a guy at National Safety
> Auditors, which apparently does saftey inspections of compressed gas tanks.
> He told me that steel tanks like the one I got from the welding supplier
> don't use washers or o-rings, and I should just use teflon tape, instead.
> That seems to have given me a good seal.
> I think the problem (?!) is that tanks last so long on my 20 gallon tank,
> that I tend to forget what I did the last time.
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