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3.5 oz tank AHHHH

#1 User is offline   Tu_Padre 

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:59 PM

so I bought a 3.5 and it came not put together...AHHH. (valve is able to be unscrewed)

I was told to put red locktite on it and screw it on as tight as possible, and that the tank body itself would most likely have to be melted to take the valve off because locktite's so strong.

I'm really paranoid about air tanks... I don't like them. I really don't want to do it myself.

Is it safe to do this?

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:21 PM

The red lockitite would probably do the trick but if you are that worried bring it to a shop where they are qualified to do it.

Also, I agree with the below post.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:17 PM

seriously, send it back to them and demand a refund

thats the kind of thing they shouldnt have sold you
was it a retailer that sold it, if so get your money back and dont deal with them again.


air tanks should always be sold assembled.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 08:47 AM

I'm with 1-i, send it back. There's lots of legitimate places that sell proper 3.5 ounce tanks.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:11 PM

Yea send it back and find a good place but where did you buy it from?
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:54 PM

i doubt this was a new tank...did you buy it used from a dealer, or from an individual (aka ebay, B/S/T, etc)?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:45 PM

Yea, send it back - if not for yourself - send it back so they may learn not to sell them like that to anyone else. Who knows what may happen when a first timer buys one like that and doesn't know any better.

One thing I do to my tanks is use a little nail polish (paint works also) and put a think strip across the valve and tank. That way I can tell if the valve has moved at all. It is usually noticeable if you start unscrewing the valve, but this helps you know if it might be slowly undoing itself over constant use.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:20 PM

View PostTu_Padre, on Nov 5 2007, 04:59 PM, said:

so I bought a 3.5 and it came not put together...AHHH. (valve is able to be unscrewed)

I was told to put red locktite on it and screw it on as tight as possible, and that the tank body itself would most likely have to be melted to take the valve off because locktite's so strong.

I'm really paranoid about air tanks... I don't like them. I really don't want to do it myself.

Is it safe to do this?


I too am a little paranoid about air tanks of any kind. I have seen or read about too many accidents or injuries cuz of leaks, explosions, or improper installation (and I'm only 16 so I'll probably hear about a lot more). You need to take as much caution as you can when working with them.

Take it back, get a refund, buy from a place that sells them assembled aready (just like the people before me stated)

This post has been edited by Sneaky Sir: 05 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

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