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Can someone post or PM a link to some decent crush washers I can order? I'm down to my last one and these came with the regulator. What have you ordered that has worked well? I seem to read heavily mixed reviews on Amazon (seems to be primarily home brewers)


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Can someone post or PM a link to some decent crush washers I can order? I'm down to my last one and these came with the regulator. What have you ordered that has worked well? I seem to read heavily mixed reviews on Amazon (seems to be primarily home brewers)
Hi bpb,

Have you considered a perma-seal washer instead of nylon or fiber? I use them in both of my CO2 tanks (5# & 15#) and they are great. I do have to remove them from the tank before exchanges (takes about 1 minute) but I never worry about having washers around. Typically $4 - $5 online.

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I hadn't considered one of those but I definitely will when I run out of nylons. Thanks for the recommendations guys. I'm betting the people who have leaky seal complaints either have faulty regulators or just aren't putting enough elbow grease on when tightening down the regulators.


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Before ordering I would look at picking some up from a local welding supply. For the really small price of washers, I can't think of it being practical to pay shipping.
For the question of getting them tight, I often find it is a problem with the wrench used as much as the washer. Almost anybody can get the fitting tight enough if a good healthy sized wrench is used. But then there are those special wrenchs put out that claim to be designed for tank use! The best thing to do with those is throw them away as they are simply not good for most of us to use.
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I get mine where I get my tank filled.
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