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Merlin

Hello - 

I am firing up my planted aquarium and during the setup of my co2 regulator/solenoid I noticed a couple leaks that I am having troubles stopping.

There was a very small leak at the connector from the needle valve to the solenoid.  I unthreaded and cleaned it up but upon reconnecting leak is still there (worse actually).

My question is how do you seal these connection?  I hear teflon tape is not a good idea as it can cause some internal issues if small pieces break of.  Since this connection is past the regulator maybe less of an issue but still.

Is this an ideal application for teflon tape?  or is there some other method?

(edit, this is pic from the web.  My reg is a JBS but connections are the same)


Thx,
Merlin

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jayc
2 hours ago, Merlin said:

Is this an ideal application for teflon tape? 

I think you will have to just take the risks and use Teflon tape. Just be careful with the application. Don't tape too close to the edge of the thread.

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Merlin

Thx Jayc.

I tried the tape and had to really crank things tight, so far so good!  Thought I would ask in case there was some sort of special washer i.e. like the one used from regulator to the bottle that would eliminate the need for tape.

I'll monitor close to ensure things remain stable.  thx again

 

Cheers,

~M

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