New question pg 2. Hate starting new thread every time I have a question, which is very often.
Yeah I definitely had it backwards. I feel stupid but at least it works lol. Thanks OVTBummer, I have one of these from eBay that is also a door stopper. To rebuild one costs around $90 in my area with 1-2 weeks turn around time.
Just to double: check- fully closed means the big black knob in front turned all the way to the LEFT. Then the left gauge (low/working pressure) should show 0 psi. With the knob closed all the way to the right, the working pressure should be at max psi.
Consider the "ops... i did it backwards" thing as a learning experience. It could have easily been bad unit. There are certain regs I stay away from now. Over the years, I've had toss about 40 in the trash. It's not warned very often, but there are tons of bad regs on [Ebay Link Removed]Oops
Ahhh the VTS-450 and the VTS-400 some of the first regs I bought and sold (you helped me build them too!). Boy those were massive but all the ones I bought were in great working condition. no complaints there.Same regulator as victor VTS-450, I like its extreme size, almost everyone got this reg system, complain too much metal, lol.
I would guess the leak is where you attached the CGA to the regulator. Can you hear it leaking?While I have some attention here, im having a problem gettng a good seal on my cga connection to the tank. I think. Slow leak out of first stage but second stage is holding just fine. Any tips for getting a good seal? I just have a nylon washer do I need to really crank it down or use teflon tape etc...? Or is possible the aluminum cga im working with isnt cutting it?
Teflon tape on the Nylon washer side (reg to tank)SHOULD be unnecessary.. Those threads aren't really there to seal anything.... by design..I had a leak there so I pulled it and retaped it and checked again and it seems to be good there. I will give it another once over in a little while
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Putting tape on the threads accomplishes nothing. There's a big old hole on the end of the nut. The only way sealing the treads would work if you used a seal on the other side of the flange where you stick the washer.Teflon tape on the Nylon washer side (reg to tank)SHOULD be unnecessary.. Those threads aren't really there to seal anything.... by design..
But if it works.. so be it........