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Old 05-18-2005, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is there such a thin as co2 sealant? I ask because I received yet another JBJ Solenoid Regulator that leaks co2. Thanks! Neil
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I assume you're not talking about the threaded connections that you can use teflon tape on, right?
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I assume you're not talking about the threaded connections that you can use teflon tape on, right?


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I'll try that today. But IS there such a thing as co2 sealant?
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Yeah there is a sealant...if you have ever taken the JBJ apart you'll notice the glue like substance cracking away from the threads. I couldn't tell you what it is but I know you can find it at HD. I have used teflon white tape just fine though. Just curious but you said you recieved yet another JBJ solenoid regulator. My JBJ solenoid quit working after a month and I had to replace it. Piece of junk regulators IMO. good luck
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Yeah there is a sealant...if you have ever taken the JBJ apart you'll notice the glue like substance cracking away from the threads. I couldn't tell you what it is but I know you can find it at HD. I have used teflon white tape just fine though. Just curious but you said you recieved yet another JBJ solenoid regulator. My JBJ solenoid quit working after a month and I had to replace it. Piece of junk regulators IMO. good luck
Yes, that is exactly what I observed in the threads as well. I wonder what it is called. My very first JBJ works like a dream; going on 6 months strong. But lately I've been having bad luck with these things. What regulator do you use (aside from the JBJ)?
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No problems at all with my Milwaukee regulator. Must be made by a better factory in China!
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Yes, that is exactly what I observed in the threads as well. I wonder what it is called. My very first JBJ works like a dream; going on 6 months strong. But lately I've been having bad luck with these things. What regulator do you use (aside from the JBJ)?
Still the same regulator, I just replaced the solenoid. Im keeping my fingers crossed it stays working.
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The putty-like substance is called joint compound or pipe dope. You can get it in the plumbing department in any hardware store.

Teflon tape is less messy to apply, but way more expensive to use in the long run. A yogurt-sized contained of joint compound will last for years...or until you forget to cover it and it stats to dry up and harden.
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The putty-like substance is called joint compound or pipe dope. You can get it in the plumbing department in any hardware store.

Teflon tape is less messy to apply, but way more expensive to use in the long run. A yogurt-sized contained of joint compound will last for years...or until you forget to cover it and it stats to dry up and harden.
Ah, thanks. I'll look for it the next time I swing by the local home improvement stores.
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