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Old 07-11-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Of course my CO2 tank falls over after carbing my first keg EVER and the regulator's second guage BREAKS! And of course I don't have a cage, so I'm ordering a new guage and a cage(or making one?), but I cannot get the old/broken guage off. Its a dual gauge reg from micromatic, the guage on the left showing pressure left in the tank is the one that is broken. I cannot get it to twist off, any ideas? I'm really annoyed that I was so stupid, its especially bad because I was so excited that I carbed my first keg. Help!

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:02 AM   #2
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Check and see if it threads the other way.
There may be LHT or RHT markings on it.

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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It say LH, meaning left loosy right?

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Almost all threaded fasteners tighten when the head or nut is rotated clockwise. That is, as a viewer turns a nut clockwise it moves away from her. Such a fastener is said to have a right-hand thread; all screw fasteners are assumed to be right-hand unless otherwise specified. Left-hand threads are usually found only on rotating machinery. For example, the axles of bicycle pedals screw into threaded holes in the cranks. In a pair of pedals one will have a right-hand thread and the other a left-hand thread. That way the rotation of the pedals doesn't tend to unscrew their axles.

To designate a left-hand thread, the letters “LH” are placed after the class of fit, like this:

3/8-16 UNC 2B LH (21)

No comment is necessary for a right-hand thread.

So you have it backwards!
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So clockwise to loosen b/c LH is designated?
Thnaks for the quick help BTW.

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Yep

Make sure you buy the right one as well!

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Its OFFF , thanks soooooo much. It looks glued in and took ALL my strength to get it off. It was on there so tight, I don't get it. Thanks alot, I owe you a brew or two. Jeeps rule BTW, ever since selling my wrangler I've missed it. After my super seven kit, a jeep is next on the list to buy.

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Good story.I knocked my bottle with the brand-new dual gauge regulator over on the garage floor and broke the tank level gauge also....on my first keg ever .It doesn't leak so i haven't messed with it.I'm too cheap for a cage but i'm real good about keeping it secured now .
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