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sealing fittings for co2

Well, along with my new tank I am going to upgrade my whole co2 setup, along with running it centralized throughout the house. After doing some browsing for various parts and fittings I decided just to get all Clippard parts. Since my current co2 system is an all in one and I didnt have to put any of it together, I am wondering whats the best way to seal up all the fittings together. The Clippard parts all come with black gaskets, I'm thinking that alone will not suffice? I know DC mentioned using Loctite, is that a good solution then?


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The black gaskets seem to be doing well for me. No leakes with 9 tanks on two systems.
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Sounds good. If those gaskets wont leak co2 then thats an easy solution. Anyone have issues with just using the rubber gaskets?


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I use yellow teflon tape for the other co2 connections.
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teflon tape works for me.


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I use non hardening pipe joint compound from Home Depot.


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I only use the buna-n gaskets,,, no leaks
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Yeah, I'm going to use the gaskets between the parts that I can. Actually I did a quick test and put 4 fittings together that I'm going to be using for a diy bubble counter (barb, bulkhead,check valve, barb) with the gaskets between them all. I submersed it all in my tank and ran co2 through it to make sure it would work (was a bit worried that I wouldnt have enough PSI to crack open the check valve but appears to be working fine). After letting it run a while I never did see any bubbles coming from any gaskets, so at least there is no obvious leakage.


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