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Stefanjan
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Yikes thats a scary one.  Wobbly is no good as you are dealing with dangerous pressures.  If she let go i doubt  you would be in a life threatening situation as there is not a huge volume of air involved (not like if you had a shop compressor tank let go) but still 2000 to 3000 psi could easily shoot a broken fitting thru your hand.  If your talking the first ring of threads out of 20 threads it is probably ok to locktight.  If your talking the first ring out of 8 then no way no how.