Originally Posted by jaygrant1387
So I did a little research and found out that i can do it and i got all the parts. The only thing i want to know now is there any special way to take apart the regulator. Mine are both used and are older and the its hard to break loose the threads. I dont wanna spray them with WD-40 or anything in risk of it screwing with the beer flavor but im scared to use brute force in risk of damaging the regulator. And also is there any thing i need when putting them back together like sealing tape or anything?
Regulators are a bitch...
First - All of the "High-pressure" side threads (They are the ones that run horizontally through the regulator body) are left-hand
- Lefty-Tighty, Righty-Loosey
Second, I think they use about 4,000,000,000 Ft Lbs of torque to put them together. You need a couple good wrenches, an bench vice, a couple buddys, and a BFH most times...
Once you get them apart, you can re-assemble as you see fit.
I'd leave the CO2 tank fitting on the regulator if you can - It's really
hard to get that thing off without galling the holy hell out of it (Ask me how I know
Teflon tape on the threads is good, just get them good and tight.