Hi, this is Robert Stewart, with hill13.com.
Now, the tank being essential, you need to know how to do a couple of things with it.
The first is replacing the o-ring. The second, though a little trickier, is the burst valve.
Now, if you’re, if this is leaking air it’s bad, it’s that simple, and it needs to come
out. Now, if you do this, you have to make sure that you have a good one; establish that
the one you’re going to replace it with is in fact good. Be very careful when you put
tool to brass that you don’t tear it up, and strip the head. So, make sure you have the
exact right size socket, or open-end wrench to take take it out. When you pull it out,
take the new one, and wrap a little white Teflon tape around it, and be very careful
that you don’t double-thread it, because again, it is brass, and that would be remarkably
easy to do if you weren’t paying attention. When you tighten it, don’t over-tighten it;
bring it to a full tight, and then just give it about another ten degrees, and you should
be good. Now when it comes to o-rings, let’s say you’re in the field, and you pull a tank,
and you realize the o-ring might be a little bad, but it might hold up. Well, if you don’t
have time to do an o-ring replacement, then of course, don’t waste your time with that.
If you’ve got a little bit of oil in your in your kit, just cover it with oil, and put
it in, and if it seats then you’ll probably be good, at least to get through a game. Now
when you remove the o-ring, again keep in mind that the brass is very soft, you’re not
going to want to to damage it in any way, but you just simply want to lift it out from
underneath. Pop that bad boy out, or if it’s really dry, as you can probably see here,
this one is very dry, you can just roll it out, and there you go. So, to replace it,
you just take a new one, slip it into the groove, and make sure that you take a little
oil, and rub both on the o-ring before you put it on, and after you get it on there,
just to make sure it’s going to seal right.