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I am getting really ticked off and really regretting getting this CO2 thing for my tank. Nothing is going right, and I'd need this adaptor, I'd need that diffuser.., this, that.. to complete it. Grrr .

I finally get everything I need (as far as I know) and I start to put it together.

whenever i put the paintball canister on with the adaptor and O-ring, A huge gust of CO2 pours out of the regulator on the side, a hole, (pictured below, circled with arrow). The black knob adjuster thingy is on tight, all other knobs are on tight.



I can't figure out how to stop this and my fingers are nearly frost bitten trying to unscrew the canister quickly!

Can someone please help me solve this? I do hope I don't have to buy yet another item because this is driving me nuts!! If you can help, please explain to someone who's a total newbie at this.

thank you in advance!
 

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Why I don't understand is that why CO2 is leading out from that hole? Why the hole is there in the first place? What is brand of the regulator?
that's my confusion too.
it's a Milwaulkee Co2 regulator (MA957) with attached Bubble counter.. someone here suggested it to me.

to the person above that suggested teflon tape.. It's a really powerful burst of Co2.. doubt tape would hold :(
 

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I found another post online about the same problem.

Someone is saying that there is a seal designed to blow out preventing over pressurization of the tank. It also says something about a blown gauge. Read through this:

http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-184430.html
thanks for that link. Read through the entire thread.. looks like I'll have to tighten that hole bit with an allen wrench.. I hope I still have some and I'll give it a shot.

if anyone else has suggestions, I'd love to hear it!
 

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I tightened the hole a bit with a mini flat head screwdriver.. that seemed to stop the leak.. HOWEVER.. the blue adaptor.. has a hole in it and now the CO2 is leaking from there. Any suggestions with that one? :(
 

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OMG, i think I got it!

I went ahead, inspite the gushing air, and tightened the canister on as tight as I could.. and it stopped hissing. Afraid that I lost all the CO2, I hooked everything up.. and the bubbler bubbled like crazy! I quickly lowered it to about 1 bubble per 2-3 seconds.

I didn't adjust any other knobs/valves since its bubbling. That's OK, right?

Where's the hole in the blue adaptor?

That hole is a release valve, maybe... It shouldn't have been open in the first place. You might want to contact the seller.
the hole is on the flat end on the side, going right through the screw ridges
 

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Paintball tank. Was it sitting for awhile, or on its side ect?
it was full, and sitting upright for about 5 days


''The black knob adjuster thingy is on tight,''
hmm that should be loosed right off the slowly tightened till pressure ok on meter
if its on tight its running full pressure and the release valve will release co2
thanks, that might've been a mistake too
 
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