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Old 06-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cylinder valve/reg tightening

So I just cleaned up an aluminum 7oz co2 cylinder and put a valve on it. Scavenged a good condition cylinder threads Oring before installing it. I held the cylinder with a large strap wrench and used a good sized crescent wrench to give the valve quite a snugging. Is this sufficient? Loctite is not recommended for either co2 or hpa valve/reg installation, correct?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you did a good job.

Use a paint marker or some nailpolish to draw a thin line from valve to cylinder, so if that line ever moves, you know the valve is unscrewing itself.
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Personally, I would use one to two drops of locktite on the valve threads. There is the discussion from another thread, where I am on the side of only one to two drops of locktite on the valve, and someone else is one the other side of only torque tightening. One thing that you could do would be to contact any company that sells the CO2 tanks. Ask them.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just checked Catalina's website. For their tanks, they said nothing about any thread lockers but to torque to 40 ft-lbs but not more than 50 ft-lbs. I guess I'll be bringing my torque wrench home!
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