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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help - CO2 Leak

I finished the setup of my pressurized CO2 system today. All was working well for about 6 hours... until a fast leak occurred between the tank and regulator. I was lucky I was right there to turn off the tank.

I have it turned off for the night until I can keep a close eye on it during the day.

It is a 5lb tank, the room my tank is in is 5000 cubic feet.
In theory that would be about 16ppm if I did my math right of additional CO2 to the room. Still not fun to hear 800 psi of CO2 leaking into the room.

Is there a better option than a nylon seal?
Is that reliable and I just need to torque down the connection better next time?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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