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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 01:23 PM
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Rex, Thanks for the info. Do you know where I can get one of those permanent brass seals for the tank/regulator? All is working fine now, so I'll not mess with it for the time being, but whenever i have to change the tank, I'd like to have one of those, sounds like the ideal solution.
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I'm going to take my CO2 tank out and weigh it tonight. That's the only true way I'll know if I have a leak or not. Otherwise pressure is stable at 820psi right now and everything seems to be working fine. I took a big cup of water and submerged my entire needle valve to regulator union and didn't see any bubbles forming on the valve, regulator or the vinyl tubing. When I put the tank back, after weighing, I'm going to tighten the regulator to tank connection a bit more. That nylon washer probably sees some plastic creep after a while and probably needs occasional re-tightening until it settles.

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 12:57 AM
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I got the brass seal from the fire extinguisher place that fills my tank. I'll bet if you ask at a welding shop they might carry them also.
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____ :shock: ___ Weird Science

I know the problem Sam... you have too many dang connections !

Here is my setup...
Bottle to the Regulator to the Needle Valve to the "Air" Tubing Into The Tank

Reactor - Filstar XP2
Bubble Counter - That's me! I watch the intake tube of my filter suck up the bubble... 1 every 3-4 seconds

All the CO2 ya need without the Science Project...yeh im lazy
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