So.... no explosions, but I haven't had any luck either. I undid the regulator today, replaced the gasket and tightened it back on to the tank and for some reason I got it to tighten up now.
So I connected everything up (I cracked the tank beforehand and blew off a few fridge magnets 6 feet away
), screwed my little panel up and nervously starting things off. I turned the regulator knob back all the way, backed the needle valve right back, although I didn't reach a stopping point so I stopped because I thought the needle might fall out. Then I eased the main knob on the tank open.
I got nothing on the dial, until I started tightening the regulator knob down. The low side dial went up to 10 but I have got nothing coming out. Here is my setup:
The gas is going in the back of the Milwaukee solenoid, out the front, then it dips through the panel to the back of my Fabco, out the side of my Fabco and into my bubble counter, out through the check valve and off to a spare tank with just water and an airstone. I am getting no bubbles though my bubble counter. I hear no hissing. And yes, the extra knob on the left side of my regulator for open/close is open.
The high side dial reads only about 800 psi. Is that right? I thought it should be more. Anyone know what's going on? The tank weighs plenty so it must be full. Please don't tell me the regulator's no good.