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Re: [APD] CO2 regulator to CO2 tank connection washer
--- Tom Wood <tomwood2 at flash_net> wrote:
> The face of both the regulator connection and the CO2
> tank connection is
> machined with a small circle indented into the metal. The
> size and shape of
> the indentation is slightly different on each peice of
Yes, they are intentionally offset to improve the seal.
> indentations appear on the washer as a -raised- circle
> after it's been
> squashed in between. It seems to me that a new washer is
> required at each
> tank change, particularly since some of the washers don't
> sit inside the
> connection in the same place each time.
Precisely so. And yet, some folks get a way with it.
> The original
> washer had little
> shoulders on it that screwed into the threads of the nut
> and presumably
> kept it in the same place relative to the centerline of
> the connecting
Maybe, maybe not in the same place but those little
shoulders can make it hard to get the washer out of the
> The new washer supplied by the gas supplier had no
> shoulders and
> fell off center slightly, making its re-use not a good
> thang to do.
You've got religion!
> I agree, thread gunk should not be used on this type of
You're a church elder ;-) Teflon tape is not duct tape.
Duct tape is the only material that should be used on
anything and everything that is broken ;-)
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