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Old 07-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default quad ring for regulator stem replacement?

my quad ring (o-ring) that is on the step of the regulator is pretty torn up. I was looking to replace it but am having a hard time finding one. Does anyone know where to get one? I have tried measuring it which comes out to be close to
OD - 5/8"
ID - 3/8"
Width - 1/10"

Mcmaster sells one close but with a 1/8" width and im affriad it might be too big. Has anyone found a good cheap replacement for this ring? I ordered some rubber washers from kegconnection but i dont know if this will work

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Old 07-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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what is a quad ring? A 4 ring oring? Never seen one Got a picture.

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Old 07-10-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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the quad ring looks like a X instead of and O I would post a pic but it never works for me i am doing something wrong

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:14 AM   #4
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Are you talking about the gasket between the tank and the regulator high pressure nut?

I just went to the hardware store - In the nylon washer drawer. Find one that fits the nut, with the smallest diameter inner hole.

Then tighten the bejesus out of it.

2 tanks through mine without a leak, and it cost $.35

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Yeah the washer on my reg was nylon aswell.......... until I lost it

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or buy a brass one and never replace it for 5 lifetimes as brass on brass (both machined) are self-sealing.

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i was able to get a 1/8' diameter o-ring at ace hardware for 29 cents that worked well. I also ordered some rubber washers with an order for some other stuff that i might try as well. Taprite who makes the regulator said the quad ring was suppose to seal better but that a normal o-ring works fine.

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I lost my gasket and cut a rough circle out of the bottom of One of these and poked a hole in the middle. Has lasted 2 tanks without leaking

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Old 07-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
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the quad ring looks like a X instead of and O I would post a pic but it never works for me i am doing something wrong
Kind of like these only bigger? http://www.mcmaster.com/#90025k368/ (those are the ones I use on corny dip tubes.
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Micro Matic - Single Gauge - CO2 Primary

Once there, click on the Replacement Parts tab. Look for #14 in the list.

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