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I thought it would be helpful to post a mini guide on how to attach a nylon washer to a CGA320 adapter for the paintball setups out there.

I knew when I first started it was hard to find good pictures I could use to orient myself for proper placement of the washers.

So here it is and hopefully it helps someone:

http://costy.cc/posts/june-16-2018-how-to-attach-cga320-adapater

This is the exact setup I posted previously about, in the budget $100 co2 paintball setup thread:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/...riendly-$100-paintball-co2-system-amazon.html

Check out my other guides at https://thegoodalgae.com
 

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Thank you for the write ups and tutorials on everything. It is helping tremendously while trying to get into CO2 but injection. I know it takes a lot of time which is appreciated.

-James

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And here's the finished product!
Before leaving please consider the following:
ALWAYS change that nylon washer! The way it works is that the washer is essentially crushed by the pressure of the CO2 as it enters the regulator and as the pressure decreases from tank to regulator the washer will remain physically formed into the previous fill of the tank.
This is not quite accurate. The pressure from the CO2 is not crushing the washer. The torque you applied to the the blue adaptor crushed the washer. not the CO2. Actually the CO2 pressure is trying to push adaptor away from the washer and regulator. If you don't tighten enough the CO2 will push the metal parts apart and creat a gap allowing the CO2 to get out. Also nylon is not a very good seal washer.. A rubber washer with a little silicon oil coating would work better and might not need changing after each tank refill.
 

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This is not quite accurate. The pressure from the CO2 is not crushing the washer. The torque you applied to the the blue adaptor crushed the washer. not the CO2. Actually the CO2 pressure is trying to push adaptor away from the washer and regulator. If you don't tighten enough the CO2 will push the metal parts apart and creat a gap allowing the CO2 to get out. Also nylon is not a very good seal washer.. A rubber washer with a little silicon oil coating would work better and might not need changing after each tank refill.
thanks for the input! i don't disagree with anything you just said, i just have to add that most vendors who will refill CO2 will supply you with a nylon washer for free. i couldn't imagine that they would all be wrong to suggest that a nylon washer is good enough.
 
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