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Old 02-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Loose reg

Last time I played I noticed that the reg did not turn when I started unscrewing my tank(dye). I was going to put a little blue locktite on the threads, any other suggestions or advice?
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh dont understand your question. So your regulator is turning when you unscrew the tank. If so THATS BAD VERY VERY BAD Do not use the tank, drain it of all air and consult an airsmith IMEADIATLY. At least two people IIRC have been killed due to valve/regs unscrewing
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Although locktight is sometimes used, it can cause problems with clogging up the pre-vent holes that keep bad things from happening if you manage to unscrew the reg all the way. And if enough lock-tight is used, you may have some serious issues getting the reg off when you need to. As far as I know, all you're officially supposed to do is use the right amount of torque to keep it on there.

As Al said though, do not pass go, do not collect $200; empty it, and get it to an airsmith.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, the reg can turn independently of the tank. I was worried that if I used locktite it wouldn't come off, ever. I guess there would be some special tool to torque it to spec?
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I guess there would be some special tool to torque it to spec?
Yup and if you have to ask... I'll recomened you see that airsmith.
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Thanks guys.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's nearly impossible to unscrew an HPA tank reg when it is under pressure. I think that your problem may be the DYE reg itself. I've heard that they are infamous for their aluminum threads, and often become entangled and crossthreaded in ASAs.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What happened was the ASA on my tacital doesn't vent when you shut the air off and the pressure seemed to make the reg hold on too the ASA more then the bottle. The soft threads on the dye regs do seem to wear pretty fast.
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