Repairing leaky cylinder regulator?


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Old 10-31-16, 11:34 PM
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Repairing leaky cylinder regulator?

I just bought a cylinder regulator
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tested at home found it inlet socket is leaking gas

can this be fix?

hard to find this type equipment around.
i bought this gear from the shop which was the last stock.
 
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Old 11-01-16, 01:08 AM
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What gas is this being used with? Where exactly is it leaking? Is the O-ring damaged? Is it leaking at the threads where the tailpiece threads into the regulator body?
 
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Old 11-01-16, 01:56 AM
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non-flameable gas

the inlet socket - when the gas come in from

i did something leaking testing, after slowly released gas from the tank into it, then turn off. i can see the pressure is slowly drifting down
then i pour some bubble water near the inlet connection, i can see bubbles forming up

i tried tighten, same.
 
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Old 11-02-16, 04:32 PM
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This looks like a gauge off a welding cylinder.

I'd take it into a business that sells welding gasses and ask them to inspect it for defects. Probably just a bad gasket --- if not the fitting going into the welding cylinder can be unscrewed from the gauge and replaced for a few dollars.
 
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Old 11-02-16, 04:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

By the pressures....it's an acetylene regulator.
It's very typical for the o ring to be damaged (circled in red) like the others mentioned.

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Old 11-03-16, 02:06 AM
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i believe it's the rubber issue

the prev img is not accurate, i have posted another more alike to what i have purchased (2, they practically same)


there is no placeholder to put on the o ring. i guess i gonna try gum the o ring onto it somehow.
 
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Since you are not showing us pictures of your gauges and you have not told us what gas you are using we really can't help. Not all regulators use O rings to mate with the cylinder.
 
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Old 11-03-16, 07:18 AM
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Do not try to "gum" anything together. Tell us what this regulator is for and where exactly it's leaking. What material is this regulator processing?
 
 

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