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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 9:34 am

So the problem in my regulator was a little part's threads got stripped. I don't think I can get the replacement part, so do you know of any ways to get stronger threads on a part? It is female threaded by the way. Here's a video:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEZ4UbI89k8[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sat May 29, 2010 9:41 am

you could try retap it
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 9:42 am

I don't think it's regular npt thread, and I don't have any taps. Do you think if I put some JB Weld on the inside then thread it back over it would work?
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 9:45 am

Thanks for the link, but I'm not looking to buy a new one, I want to fix this one.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sat May 29, 2010 9:45 am

You could try epoxy or jb weld
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 9:50 am

So should I just put a little on the inside and let it dry, or put some vaseline on the male part, JB on the female, thread it on, let it cure, then take it off?
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Sat May 29, 2010 9:50 am

Neither of which will survive long in this application.

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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 2:07 pm

It will seldom be adjusted, a few times for testing and after the right pressure is obtained, it will never be adjusted again. Its for an onboard airtank on a BBMG.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sat May 29, 2010 2:21 pm

The piece is simply the part that loads the spring on the regulator. Hit the hardware store and try to find a bolt that will thread into the sleeve even if you have to tap the hole a size larger. Adjust the pressure and forget it.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Sat May 29, 2010 3:07 pm

Next time I go to Ace, I will try.
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