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Re: [APD] CO2 regulator to CO2 tank connection washer
You're correct. I had been talking about the regulator to
tank connection and just assumed that Ian was commenting
along those lines. But now that you've pointed out my
mistake, it's rather obvious.
Still, I wouldn't expect tape on the regulator ports but I
suppose the regulator manufacturer might expect the
fittings will not be removed from the ports. I've even
heard of some regulator makers using anaerobic adhesive
(thread lock a.k.a.loctite) on the port fittings -- I doubt
those are expected to be dissaembled since that would be
overkill as far as effecting a seal.
I've used tape where I shouldn't. I've even used duct tape
where I shouldn't. Yet, I don't recommend it ;-) Some folks
have recommended I use duct tape on my mouth.
--- Erik Olson <erik at thekrib_com> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, S. Hieber wrote:
> > My comment about parallel threads was regarding the CGA
> > connection, the one where the regulator meets the tank
> > valve, asssuming one is following CGA prescriptions.
> Right, but I'm not sure Ian's original comment was
> refering to the
> regulator-to-tank nut. He referred to his tapp-rite
> regulator coming
> "assembled with teflon tape". But the attachment of the
> regulator to the
> tank is nearly always done by the end-user, not a
> manufacturer. So would
> the regulator have come with teflon tape wrapped around
> the CGA-320 stem?
> I'm thinking he's referring to the outflow or meter ports
> - Erik
> Erik Olson
> erik at thekrib dot com
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