|02-14-2013 02:05 AM|
I'll have to do some testing.
|02-13-2013 08:05 PM|
For what it's worth, the brass Permaseal did not help my leak (though I still think my problem is due to the deep face groove on my valve). While i was at the store I sprung for a $.50 nylon seal and that seems to be working fine.
Anyway, if I were you I'd spend the extra little bit and also get the nylon one (assuming you haven't already tried that).
|02-13-2013 02:50 AM|
I'm going to order one tonight
|02-12-2013 11:27 PM|
|Gomer||Thanks for the tip KK14. Even with the ebay, I'd still be more inclined to get the GLA one, though the markup seems hefty. People in general seem happy with them. All this ebay hunt was just spurred on with the out-of-stock status of the V3.|
|02-12-2013 11:25 PM|
|tetra10||can anyone PM me the maximum bubbles per second this regulator can allow?|
|02-12-2013 11:20 PM|
|02-12-2013 10:32 PM|
|Gomer||Well, low power 110-->220V converters are pretty cheap...way cheaper than $70+shipping. Anything else I might be missing?|
|02-12-2013 10:18 PM|
|02-12-2013 07:11 PM|
From what I gather, there is a slight cosmetic difference on where the gauge sits and the display of the gauge between the GL V3 and the ebay one (made by Intense). The ebay one also has a european plug (which is easily remedied).
What is gained (iyo) by using the GreenLeaf re-badge Intense one for $70+shipping more?
Am I missing something?
|02-11-2013 05:01 PM|
I have the exact same problem with mine.
Apparently I have a "super deep" groove in the face of the valve that is causing the problem. Orlando sent me a brass washer with an o-ring built into both sides and it worked the first time, but after my first re-fill I couldn't get it to seat again. After messing with it for a couple hours I thought I found the tightness sweet spot, but I just ran out after only a couple weeks so I guess not (it lasted nearly 3 months the first go).
My local beer home-brew supply store has the Permaseals so I'm going to pick one up while they re-fill my tank again. Is there any special trick to installing the Permaseal? Is it safe to assume that teflon (or any other type of sealing goop) is not advised for this connection either?
|02-11-2013 03:41 PM|
|02-10-2013 07:31 PM|
CGA fittings are parallel threads. For any seal with parallel threads, some type of washer is necessary. A permaseal will work, but a cheap nylon seal will work just as well. Any shop that sells or refills CO2 will have them.
Most of the threads we deal with are NPT, which are tapered threads. For those, you use some type of sealant (teflon tape, pipe dope, loctite) for a seal.
|02-10-2013 07:16 PM|
I sent in an e-mail into GLA after I posted this and they responded and recommended using their brass permaseal. I don't want to wait for shipping though, I wonder if I could pick one up at a local hardware or industrial supply store?
|02-10-2013 04:11 AM|
|sepulvd||yea japan has alot of cool stuff but i dont speak japanese mostly all the fish stores dont speak english so very hard to speak to them. prices our very good and alot of crazy shrimp and plants|
|02-10-2013 02:59 AM|
|Green_Flash||Must have lots of cool stuff to buy in Japan, I can only dream.|
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