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valves for r134 tank

safado on Sun February 21, 2010 2:47 PM User is offline

Hey fellas, I was filling up a used r 134 tank and found that the red gas valve is leaking.. where in Phoenix can I get a new valve assembly/rebuild kit etc.. or do i just have to buy a new tank? if so where is the cheapest place.. prices seem to be all over the place on new tanks..

Chick on Mon February 22, 2010 12:09 AM User is offlineView users profile

Give a casll, or e-mail them at ackits e-mail and they can help you, they are right in town..

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safado on Fri February 26, 2010 5:09 PM User is offline

I got my hands on two used tanks.. the only difference is that these tanks don't have the port for the yellow line like the Robinair tank does.. they do how ever have a electrical pressure? switch of some sort that my machine doesn't use.. can I use those tanks or just swap out the valve and throw the tanks in the trash?

safado on Tue March 02, 2010 2:59 PM User is offline

no one?.. how about this what sealant if any is used on the threads to the tank? regular teflon?

Dougflas on Tue March 02, 2010 4:16 PM User is offline

I would use a teflon based paste

HECAT on Wed March 03, 2010 5:38 AM User is offline


If the used tanks are in a different configuration but have the valve you need, I would remove one and install it to your properly configured tank.

A liquid teflon thread sealer is by far much better than the crude "plumbers tape". The tape is used "heavily" to compensate for the crude thread cuts of iron pipe. If you must use it on these better quality machined threads; use one or two wraps (no more), wrap clockwise looking at the thread, and stay off the first thread.


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