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Re: [APD] CO2 regulator to CO2 tank connection washer
Naw. I'd keep that tape stuff out there. It's meant for an
entirely diff application. Plus he doesn't want to have to
deal with any teflon tape material getting blown down line
and mucking up the works, regulator, solenoid, needle
valve. There's a reason the fitting is designed to not use
threads for sealing -- to avoid the use of that thread
Any welding shop in the area ought to have the CGA 320
washers. They teflon might retail for as much as 49 cents
each but you can find them for half that. The fiber washers
cost anywhere from 9-20 cents.
Buy a handful and don't run out or have to think about
buying them again for years.
Note that the teflon type can spread a little when
compressed, making it a bit harder to remove them from the
nut when replacing them.
--- william ruyle <inquartata at comcast_net> wrote:
> Scott, most of us have teflon tape in our toolbox (from
> showerheads, etc)
> why couldn't he wrap the washer he has (bending the tape
> around it on
> the outside
> a couple of revolutions) to where it's "teflon coated."
> Would this work
> as a stopgap
> till he gets the teflon washers? Maybe it wouldn't hold
> up very well,
> and it might not
> fit after he does this....
> S. Hieber wrote:
> >Human Symptoms: First you start wondering about washers,
> >then you start wondering about CO2 posioning.
> >It won't hurt you unless there is so much inthe room,
> >the O2 is displaced to less than something like 14%. Not
> >liekly to happen. In the event of fire, folks empty a
> >of CO2 quite rapidly without aphyxiation.
> >Fish symptoms: "gasping" at water surface. Amazing
> >stillness. Puffy, bactrial decay inside and out.
> >--- Tom Wood <tomwood2 at flash_net> wrote:
> >>It was provided by the gas supplier, looks like black
> >>fiber of some sort.
> >>The original was white nylon I think. I'll ask for an
> >>upgrade when I get a
> >>refill. This seems dangerous though, I wonder what the
> >>symptoms are for low
> >>grade CO2 poisoning.
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