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meadsupporter 12-08-2011 03:05 AM

CO2 Regulator
 
CO2 Regulator:

Quick question. My beer is fine, but when I go to attach another CO2 tank to my regulator sould I use a butt load of that plubers tape on the threads; or will just 1-2 layers be sufficient?

jester5120 12-08-2011 03:26 AM

I usually do about 5 or 6 passes. Make sure you wrap it the same direction it threads on or it'll strip the tape right off.

jsled 12-08-2011 03:44 AM

With a standard nylon washer, I never use tape on my tank/regulator connection, and do not have leaks (not there, anyways :)

billtzk 12-08-2011 04:08 AM

I don't use tape either. Just the nylon washer.

RDWHAHB 12-08-2011 04:14 AM

Op isn't asking about the tank connection. I would recommend about 5. Depending on the thickness of the tape. The pink or yellow are better than the cheap blue rolls.

day_trippr 12-08-2011 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RDWHAHB (Post 3552004)
Op isn't asking about the tank connection.[...]

That you, Kreskin? ;)

What else would "when I go to attach another CO2 tank to my regulator" mean?

Cheers!

tdogg 12-08-2011 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billtzk (Post 3551983)
I don't use tape either. Just the nylon washer.

+1. that connection is holding back TONS of pressure, thats what the washer ("regulator gasket") is for.

audger 12-08-2011 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by day_trippr (Post 3552013)
What else would "when I go to attach another CO2 tank to my regulator" mean?

was asking that myself. what else would the OP have been talking about then?

teflon tape is going to do nothing for the regulator-to-tank connection. it seals by compressing the washer between them, not by the threads.

tape is completely unnecessary.

RDWHAHB 12-08-2011 05:38 PM

Yeah, I'm crazy. I read it as "another regulator to my tank". Thought he was connecting a 2nd primary regulator like this:
Beer Regulator - Dual Primary CO2 Regulator Battery

The threads on the tank connection are not designed to seal. Use a washer as others said.

thargrav 12-09-2011 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meadsupporter (Post 3551799)
CO2 Regulator:

Quick question. My beer is fine, but when I go to attach another CO2 tank to my regulator sould I use a butt load of that plubers tape on the threads; or will just 1-2 layers be sufficient?

You should never use teflon tape or any other tape on the threads between the CO2 tank and regulator. The threads do-not seal and adding teflon tape just adds a opportunity for some of the tape to get between the two faces and cause a leak.

The correct seal is a fiber or nylon washer that drops inside the regulator nut before you thread it onto the CO2 tank valve.

The washers look like these:
12 - Nylon CO2 Tank Regulator Washers: www.kegkits.com


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