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Regulator leaking at connections

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting!' started by Marc Farmer, Jul 17, 2019.


  1. Marc Farmer

    Marc Farmer Young Tutorling

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    I bought a new PointZero Regulator. It leaks at all three connection holes- In, Out, and the threads for the meter. I put some O-rings and that helped a lot, but it still leaks at these connection if the pressure is high enough. Is it Ok to use a pipe thread sealant on these threads or is there a better way to stop the leaks?


    Thanks for any help!
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    Try teflon tape.

    Thanks Henry

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    Hi Marc, you should be able to wrap some plumbers Ptfe tape round the threads and the tighten as normal. If you have time please pop over to the introduction thread and tell us a bit about yourself, what gear you have, what you paint or intend to paint where your located etc.. it just helps us direct you in the right direction if you need any help.

    Here's the link to intro's. https://www.airbrushforum.org/introductions/

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    You forgot our Dragon :laugh:

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    Oops sorry J slipped my little mind..

    Lee
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    Tape rather than liquid sealant. That way its less hassle if you want to change your setup
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    Thank you all...I get some of the tape.
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    Let us know how you get on. We always like to know.

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    I will. Getting the tape tonight after work. Thanks again for the help!
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    Over the weekend I applied the Teflon tape to the threads on the connection and NO MORE LEAKS! Thanks so much all the help!
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