Originally Posted by Rolns
My threads on my tank are more than usual worn looking, but they still will tighten up on my asa. I have a small leak and was going to get a tech at my local field to take off my quick fill port(idk its true name) and put some teflon tape on it to fix the leak, but he saw my threads and said the reg was stripped and wouldnt work. He said he thought at any time it would strip the threads completely and the tank would shoot off. As long as it will still tighten I figured I was fine. What do you think??
Unfortunately, there are a lot of so called field "technicians" that present their knowledge as fact. When in truth, they have not received any formal training from a certified training program like PTI or from the manufacturers.
First of all, the tank would not shoot off and rocket itself across the parking lot in the event the threads on your regulator are in such poor condition it would separate un-aided from your marker ASA. This is what the pin valve is for on regulators and Co2 valves. It shuts of the air flow as soon as it is separated from the ASA and only remains open while it is fully engaged into the ASA.
Applying some lubricant on the threads would reduce the amount of wear that occurs.
If you would like to send you air system to our facility and we can conduct a thorough evaluation for you. Let me know how you would like to proceed.