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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:21 am    Post subject: my nipple leaks!!

on my dye tank, one of the nipples leaks massively after the nipple is disconnected from the gas line. when i take it apart, the oring is not reseting; infact, the oring is unseated on one side and the little cylinder thingy is prevented from being pushed up into place. i tried lubing it with some shocker grease, but no improvement.

any ideas or should i just replace my leaky nipple?

edit: here is a picture. it looks like the sudden influx of air going into the tank pushes the oring out of place?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

I would not have greased it at all. Grease and oil are big "no-nos" for HPA tanks. If that grease or oil gets in the tank it could cause a big caboom. Shocker grease should be dow 33 which is silicone based but I still wouldn't risk it.

Just go to your shop and get a new one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!...dont ever again put that nipple in a tank!

putting oil or grease onto a fill nipple actually turns your tank into a bomb(mike from techpb actually had a very serious show on this)

bottom line...get your tank inspected to make sure NO grease got into it and if thats fine then get a new fill nipple (cp nipples are great for the price) and you can just chuck that nipple out

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

new nips FTW!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

Next stop for this tank is ninja reg swap anyways. 40 bucks for a hydro and a new reg? Great deal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

Do they give a time frame for my explosion? It did this with the last nipple, and that was the one I greased the piston on to no avail. I had this one at home, and I changed it out and it worked fine for a while. But last time I played...I didn't even mess with it when it started back up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

if you suddenly stop posting we'll know what happened... Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

I don't think that it is a garunteed explosion but it is one of those things that can happen.

Oh and I agree, if you aren't around for a while we'll know why and post up a memorial.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

^^^we'll set up a paypal memorial fund and we'll make sure your markers go to good homes. lol

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: my nipple leaks!!

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