03-06-2007, 04:54 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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I called the company I got the cylinder from and asked them if they had gotten any in stock. Guess what the salesman told me - "Have you tried connecting it without the gasket? Go ahead and try it without the gasket to see if it leaks. Crank down on it." Amazing. I told him I'll be looking elsewhere, thanks. I called a few fire extinguisher service shops and only 1 had a seal but the outer diameter looks a bit smaller than the nylon washers I've used in the past. They could find the rest of the gaskets since they had just recently moved, so they gave the one they found to me for free, also because they were amazed the other company told me to try it without the gasket.
Thanks everybody for the generous offers. I'll go ahead and order a few of the $3 perma-seals since this fiber washer has bought me a bit of time.
Do the perma-seals need to be cranked down on or is the rubber seal pretty forgiving? I was always uncomfortable with the nylon washers because I could never really tell if I had tightened it enough to make the proper seal.