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Old 11-22-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
May 2011
Oceanside, Ca
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Hey gang

Just got my new regulator home and ready to hook it up to the CO2 bottle, my question is how tight is tight enough?

The regulator has an o-ring that fits into a female ring on the CO2 bottle and I am not sure how tight it needs to be w/o damaging the o-ring or leaking

I know, I know, tight enough to not damage the o-ring and tight enough to not leak.

Just snug it up or crankit until it stops...

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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Don't muscle it, just get it tight. You're over thinking it. I've never had any problems just getting it snug and leaving it.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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If snug it up then give another quarter it half turn for peace of mind.
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