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Old 03-04-2003, 08:51 PM   #9
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All the fittings on the regulator came tightened with teflon tape. No wonder that part doesn't lose pressure. But the outlet of the regulator is just a barbed fitting. I used a short length of clear vinyl tubing over the barbed fitting and tightened the mess out of it with a steel clamp. What is definitely questionable is where I simply slid the vinyl tubing over a threaded fitting that came with the needle valve and tightened that with a hose clamp. I did apply some silicone to the threads but I need to re-evaluate that fitting.
The rest of the tubing is silicone tubing, which I thought wouldn't leak CO2?
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