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SourHopHead 07-03-2008 09:09 AM

Regulator question
This is a dumb question, but have to ask. Is there a trick to removing the regulator from my co2 tank? I picked up a wye and I can not get the valve off the regulator. Do I just turn off the co2 tank and unscrew the regulator? Do all the gauges have to read zero first?

Kauai_Kahuna 07-03-2008 10:17 AM

It helps to equalize the pressure, some tanks have left hand twist, some right. I hate non-standard threads, for me it is always righty-tighty and I don't accept anything but. I hade to pay extra for an Nitrogen/C02 tank (CO2 tank, brand new, just marked as N and almost double the price), just to keep things straight.
With the gasket inside it does not take a lot of pressure to seal it but someone may have been on steroids when they set it. Take a good look at the threads and I'm sure you can loosen it, just be careful.

SourHopHead 07-03-2008 10:12 PM

Some gorilla tightened it. It looks rounded in places and is pissing me off. I don't want to break anything since this is my only tank and reg atm. It has labels for the right and left threads. I would rather take the regulator off and then try and take the valve off.

People where I work always over tighten bolts and screws and it is a real PITA. I've stripped plenty of bolts and screws and I replace them, because I do not want to deal with it later.

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