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mobeewan

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Posted: 03/29/21 12:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had the threaded bushing loosen inside the valve outlet on a 20 lb cylinder causing a leak between the acme nut and cylinder valve. I used a piece of 1/2 or 3/4 inch flat bar and a crescent wrench to snug it tight. The following video shows the removal of the bushing at the beginning of the video. I did not remove mine. I only snuged it tight. The seal might not be replaceable as it is not an O-ring.

https://youtu.be/43PfG0gwT-g

Other valves have replaceable O-rings and seals:

O-rings and seals

* This post was edited 03/29/21 12:52am by mobeewan *

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Posted: 03/29/21 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try tightening the big hand nut with some channel locks. Im pretty strong and for some reason my ACME nuts are tight. Few months ago in the cold weather it was hurting my hands trying to install the tanks. Was getting a small leak and needed channel locks to turn the nut a tiny bit more.

Not sure if weather related, but now the nuts are easy to tighten by hand. Just changed one out 2 nights ago. Was thinking in my head i wonder why it was so tight a few months ago?? I did buy new pigtails but i dont really consider a plastic ACME nut as needing to "break in" and stretch slightly. Was really surprised how tight it was. Older fella in an RV would never get it tight by hand.

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Posted: 03/29/21 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not use tools on plastic nuts.. Good way to replace them.


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