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Old 05-16-2012, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Putting a new hpa reg on my tank?

strap wrench, green loctite. Sound about right?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No loctite. You don't need it. You don't even need the strap wrench. Just screw it in as tight as you can by hand. The pressure of it being full will keep the reg on. Don't put any loctite or oil on the reg threads, its just asking for trouble.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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really? I was about to go by a strap wrench because all I've been hearing is how dangerous it is to hand tighten it.
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Also. Anybody have any idea what I should use for burst disks? Teflon tape ok?
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IIRC, recommended torque is around 40 ft/lbs. You can probably get close by hand. Use a strap wrench if you like, but don't go crazy. Don't use anything for the burst disc, it should seal itself.
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He's right on the burst discs. I just replaced one on a Ninja reg with 900+ output. No leaks, no problems.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Got my tank all fixed up now!
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I used an asa to get a little more leverage on the reg and got it on there pretty tight by hand. Maybe shouldn't have done that though... Could ruin the asa threads.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Everyone is right about hand tight. I've traveled a lot with my gear, every time I fly I gotta remove the reg for TSA regulations. It's easier if you don't have to break the loctite every time. The pressure from the hpa will keep it from moving.
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Everyone is right about hand tight. I've traveled a lot with my gear, every time I fly I gotta remove the reg for TSA regulations. It's easier if you don't have to break the loctite every time. The pressure from the hpa will keep it from moving.
the real issue is: substances that are not combustible in atmospheric pressure, can become spontaneously combustible under such high pressures as 3000+ psi. pv=nrt.
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