omega tank leak

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    whitetail17
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    My new omega tank started to leak last night. Air seems to be coming from the small (quarter size) tank pressure gauge that is threaded into the valve.  I let all air out of tank then removed gauge.  Suggestions on what to seal threads with? I hope it was just the threads leaking and not the gauge. 

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    AirGunnerOK
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    Use some Teflon tape.

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    whitetail17
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    ?  I was told Teflon take will not hold at those pressures.  

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    BigTinBoat
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    “whitetail17”?  I was told Teflon take will not hold at those pressures.  

    
It will hold

    • 10,000 PSI pressure rating
    • Temperature range: -450 degrees to 500 degrees F
    • Tensile strength: 1245 to 2500 PSI

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-1-2-in-x-260-in-Yellow-PTFE-Tape-31403D/202078116

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    Brian10956
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    Keep a plug that can replace the gauge handy or a spare gauge (they are cheap) just for emergencies. 

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    dgiannandrea
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    Pipe threads have an interference fit. Teflon tape or sealing paste mainly act as a lubricant. I would guess the pressure is held by the threads, not the tape/paste. Personally, I prefer paste. My knowledge…just a recent google search, not an expert.

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    Humdinger
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    Teflon tape holds nicely. Two or three tightly wrapped layers is all you need.

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    whitetail17
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    i think the gauge is suspect.  

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    BigTinBoat
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    “whitetail17”i think the gauge is suspect.  

    
Best thing to do is use a leak test solution on it while you have pressure in the tank. Mix up some water with a couple drops of dish detergent. Spray it on and you will see what exactly is leaking

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    intenseaty22
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    I had the same problem, same gauge. Called AoA and got new gauge. More than likely, teflon will not fix the problem. It’s probably the actual gauge that gave. 

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    whitetail17
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    Called  AOA.  New gauge shipped same day.  They are awesome

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    intenseaty22
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    “whitetail17”Called  AOA.  New gauge shipped same day.  They are awesome

    
Glad to be of service ;) 

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