More to the point. How to get a seal here. (On the above) The adapter fitting will push the pin in the bottle but not with the standard washer. Maybe I'm in a mental block here missing something so simple and I dismiss the idea of using half a roll of plumbing tape that shouldn't be needed. Unless its a metal on metal seal? I never like that idea.
I believe that the adaptor has an adjustable pin to depress the cylinder pin, and if it is not doing it with the washer in place you adjust it so the adaptor pin sticks out more. I have one but it is on a bottle at the moment so I can’t check how it works exactly and I haven’t adjusted it for a long time.
How old/new is your adapter? I have an old one of that style and the pin is not adjustable. They changed the valve style on the cylinders a number of years back and the adapter pin could not depress the valve. I jerry rigged it with a section of heavy gauge wire a few mm long held in place with a small black rubber cap - basically this made the pin in the adaptor a little longer so that it could depress the valve.
The newer adaptors that look like that have an adjustable pin. I believe the adjustment is done using an allen key - so if you can see something that an allen key can fit into you should be able to adjust it.
They changed the valve style on the cylinders a number of years back and the adapter pin could not depress the valve.
I guess that's the explanation. Bit annoying. I did think of what I could do to Jerry rig it with a ball bearing maybe but not liking that idea.
How strong is that adapter earle ? They just say "Made with anti-corrosion and durable materials". It kind of looks like brittle plastic.
I have the previous version which has a chrome like finish rather than the black. No issue with sturdiness. For that price I don't think it would be plastic - I wonder if the balck is an anodised finish.
KL also have one now which has a wind down pin - it works on a different design - not sure how well it works.
Easy fix found. My local gave me a soft silicon flat washer very close to the size of the standard hard nylon washer. It seals perfectly. No gas lost screwing on. A tiny bit lost when unscrewed but you just have to unscrew quickly. All good!
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