Originally Posted by YooperGrandma
We're not ignoring you. I swear!
Thanks Yooper: both for not ignoring me and giving me the regulator.
I did get it fixed and the main tool was a hammer
I thought I would post this in case anyone else runs into the same problem. Basically all I had to do was: With the regulators completely disassembled, I set the front of the regulator on a flat hard surface and used a pin and hammer to tap the valve seat from the backside of the reg body. I gave it a few firm taps and hooked it back to the tank and no leaks!
I have no idea how these could ever loosen like they did but I got some good advice from the place I bought my rebuild kits:
You can see the valve seat in the exploded view below and in the picture of mine you can see the discoloration around the seat where gas was leaking.