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New Bubble Counter Leaking

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by inkslinger, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. inkslinger

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    Just got a New Aqua Medic Bubble Counter, I install it and i notice it was leaking at the input, I even put a strap on it and still leak? I cut the co2 line end off and reinstall it Nada? I used mineral oil instead of water I thought it was to much so i dump some out and it looks to be seeping out so if that does so does the co2. Any way to fixing this?
     
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    I'm not familiar with that particular bubble counter, but some bubble counters use little O-rings to seal each end to the glass part. I found that the O-ring seal on my Milwaukee bubble counter would never seal right, so I got rid of it.
     
  3. inkslinger

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    The stem where you install your co2 line into on the top of the bubble counter. I put some white pipe thread tape and reinstall the co2 line to get a tighter fit on the hose and it seems to be working alright so far
     
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    I might have a leak some where else too my tank pressure went down to 0 in less than 2 weeks. How many times do you change the washer to the tank an regulator I don't remember when I change mines it could have been where it leak? I'm going to by pass my bubble counter an go straight into my AM 1000 like I had before . I would get a fill every 3 or 4 months.
     
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    Will I thought my bubble counter was the most of the problem of my gas leaking out of my tank .
    But I notices the regulator had a relive pressure valve on the opposite side of my solenoid that was very lose.
    I got the tank filled and have a pressure reading of 1000psi after i tighten the relive valve and before my last fill up it was at 800psi-900psi I should had know something was wrong then.
     
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