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Old 09-29-2017, 01:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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17ci bottle loosens from reg...

Recently got a 17ci bottle with a Ninja reg. It is empty, I screwed it into the ASA of a marker to test out length etc. Unscrew the tank, but the reg stayed in the ASA and the tank started to separate. This scared me because what if it had been filled? Anyways, I hand-tightened it back on and I'm not sure if I should blue Loctite the reg to the bottle, or give it all my strength and hand-tighten. I have read folks don't bother with Loctite, especially with aluminum and steel bottles. I just don't want to die.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They should be torqued down once installed...
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The reg and bottle are supposed to be torqued together, but if you get it as tight as you can by hand then it will be safe to use. Just be sure to watch when unthreading. When the bottle is full, the pressure inside should keep it from separating. Throw a bit of grease on your ASA threads and watch what you're doing and try to keep the bottle full. Worst case scenario the tank pressure will leak, but the bottle will not shoot off like a rocket. This high pressure leak can still be dangerous, so avoid it, but you shouldn't have any issues.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Spec is 25 ft/lbs. with no loc-tite.
You won't get that by hand, and anyone who says hand tight is fine will get someone hurt.
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i have always added a small dab of blue locktite on my reg threads and never had issues. that plus when aired itll give pressure on the threads and make it harde for the reg to loosed . with that beeing said . always look if its unscrewing when taking off the tank
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Add Air it won't unscrew due to the pressure. There are safety channels built into the reg it may scare the hell out of you. But it's not going to fly off or anything. All my bottles the locktight has been broken because in order to fly TSA needs to inspect the bottle and the reg needs to be removed.

With air in the tank you couldent remove the reg with a strap wrench if you wanted to.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ninja recommends using a thread locking compound so I'll get some more blue Loctite to play it extra safe
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Ninja recommends using a thread locking compound so I'll get some more blue Loctite to play it extra safe
Just make sure you use the right kind add the wrong stuff it can become explosive.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Spec is 25 ft/lbs. with no loc-tite.
You won't get that by hand, and anyone who says hand tight is fine will get someone hurt.
Ninja factory spec is a single drop of loctite and 32 ft/lbs. 30-35 ft/lbs is recommended but do not exceed 45. This is from the same class where Ninja explained that hand tight is perfectly acceptable. I understand your concern for safety, air systems are definitely not to be taken lightly, but saying that I'm going to get someone hurt because you don't agree with my information is uncalled for.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would at the least take it to a welding shop and see if they can torque it down to proper spec for you. Then put a white paint line across the reg/tank seam.
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