New Bubble Counter Leaking

inkslinger

Guru Class Expert
Dec 15, 2007
370
3
18
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?
 

VaughnH

Lifetime Charter Member
Lifetime Member
Jan 24, 2005
3,011
94
48
85
Sacramento, CA
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.
 

inkslinger

Guru Class Expert
Dec 15, 2007
370
3
18
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
 

inkslinger

Guru Class Expert
Dec 15, 2007
370
3
18
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.
 

inkslinger

Guru Class Expert
Dec 15, 2007
370
3
18
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.