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Bheher 10-01-2010 10:27 PM

Lost my regulator washer
 
So I lost my regulator washer during a move. Its this part:
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=410

Does anyone know where i can find something to use here. I am close to a home depot and a lowes but I don't want to just go but any plastic washer and have it leak.

TomSD 10-01-2010 10:28 PM

I would guess any good nylon washer that was the right size would work. The tank fitting is standard though so if you are in doubt call a couple welding supply places or somewhere like airgas that runs a fill station.

ShortSnoutBrewing 10-01-2010 10:28 PM

Probably too late today, but go to a welding supply shop. The one I go to to fill my tank gives me a free washer every time I'm in there.

david_42 10-01-2010 11:33 PM

Same here, I always get a new washer with an exchange at the welding shop.

akthor 10-02-2010 12:13 PM

Where does this go between the reg and tank? Do all regs use them? I don't think I had one with mine?

janzik 10-02-2010 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akthor (Post 2313363)
Where does this go between the reg and tank? Do all regs use them? I don't think I had one with mine?

Depending on your regulator, you may have a white plastic/nylon/whatever washer attached to the outer edge, inside the threads part. My Micromatic regulator does and it made it worse when I added a washer to the mix (trying to solve leak problems).

akthor 10-02-2010 01:39 PM

Nothing plastic in there it metal to metal is this bad?

TomSD 10-02-2010 04:08 PM

Can't see how you would get a reliable seal if it is metal on metal...

HenryHill 10-02-2010 04:28 PM

I have considered using a milk jug as temporary donor for the washer. They get stuck to the face of the cylinder's valve fitting, and then fall off if you don't pay attention when removing the cylinder.

I haven't done it, but it came to me as an emergency fix when and if it happened to me, while hooking up a fresh one once.

weirdboy 10-02-2010 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShortSnoutBrewing (Post 2312691)
Probably too late today, but go to a welding supply shop. The one I go to to fill my tank gives me a free washer every time I'm in there.


Yeah, this is what I do. For what it's worth, my local welding supply place is open on Saturdays until 2-3pm, so you might just call around a bit.


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