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sp0rk

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Hi All
I received my adjustable high pressure lpg reg from ebay today that i'll be using for my 3 ring burner
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LP-Gas-Regulato...=item4a8c028b14
It's one i found in a thread on here, so i thought it'd be a good bet
only problem is it seems to have a barbed fitting on it, which it showed in the ad, but it looked to be loose
but no matter how hard i try, i can't unscrew the fitting from the regulator
I've flicked an email off to the seller to let them know i'm rather pissed off, but i doubt i'll get any response
just wondering if anyone knows, would it be safe/legal/sane for me to get a gas hose, lop the fitting off the end and then attach it to the barbed fitting with a hose clamp?

or should I just request a refund from the ebay seller? :unsure:
 

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Being a gas fitting it would be a left hand thread on the fitting so undo it in the opposite direction to normal If you haven't already tried that.
 

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Hi All
I received my adjustable high pressure lpg reg from ebay today that i'll be using for my 3 ring burner
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LP-Gas-Regulato...=item4a8c028b14
It's one i found in a thread on here, so i thought it'd be a good bet
only problem is it seems to have a barbed fitting on it, which it showed in the ad, but it looked to be loose
but no matter how hard i try, i can't unscrew the fitting from the regulator
I've flicked an email off to the seller to let them know i'm rather pissed off, but i doubt i'll get any response
just wondering if anyone knows, would it be safe/legal/sane for me to get a gas hose, lop the fitting off the end and then attach it to the barbed fitting with a hose clamp?

or should I just request a refund from the ebay seller? :unsure:
Hi
Your regulator looks the same as my one from the UK. You can connect a gas hose to the barbed fitting with a hose clamp that is what the barbed fitting is for. It is generally not considered safe/legal/sane to do this in Australia but it is normal practise everywhere else.

Have you tried connecting your reg to a gas bottle yet? I had to change the bottle end of mine, it looked the same but was slightly larger and did not fit the gas bottles here.
 

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Hi All
I received my adjustable high pressure lpg reg from ebay today that i'll be using for my 3 ring burner
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LP-Gas-Regulato...=item4a8c028b14
It's one i found in a thread on here, so i thought it'd be a good bet
only problem is it seems to have a barbed fitting on it, which it showed in the ad, but it looked to be loose
but no matter how hard i try, i can't unscrew the fitting from the regulator
I've flicked an email off to the seller to let them know i'm rather pissed off, but i doubt i'll get any response
just wondering if anyone knows, would it be safe/legal/sane for me to get a gas hose, lop the fitting off the end and then attach it to the barbed fitting with a hose clamp?

or should I just request a refund from the ebay seller? :unsure:
It says this in the description



-Outlet (female)could be fitted by any pigtail or hose with1/4" male adaptor.............

So you might be able to get a flexible hose with a male fitting to just screw in.

Cheers
 

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Got a message back from the seller, and here is what he recommended
"The barbed fitting on this regulator can be unscrewed..But I am sorry, it is a little bit tight.. But with some bigger& strong hand tool, it can be unscrewed with hand.. Pls try it again.."
BASTARD CALLED ME WEAK! :(

I could Dicko, but I can't remove the barbed fitting that's already screwed into the 1/4" female socket
gonna go to bunnings this morning to get some wd40 (ran out the other day) and a small blowtorch pen, and i'll heat the fitting up a bit to see if that'll help budge it

Brucce, I totally didn't think of that, so i'll go it a bit of a go in the opposite direction

S.E, the POL fitting screws straight into my gas bottle with no problems. If i still can't get the fitting off after heating it up, i'll just clamp a hose on
 

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Someone recommended me to put the darn thing in the freezer to help unlock it. Makes sense since the threads are basically compressing each other. Try that.
 

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good idea, i've just heated it up for a while, now i'll freeze it
if it doesn't budge it, it might crack the fitting and i can just manhandle it out
 

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I could Dicko, but I can't remove the barbed fitting that's already screwed into the 1/4" female socket
gonna go to bunnings this morning to get some wd40 (ran out the other day) and a small blowtorch pen, and i'll heat the fitting up a bit to see if that'll help budge it
My apologies mate, I didn't read your post properly (Posting before coffee) :D

Cheers
 

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the ebay seller wants me to send it back to hong kong for him to remove the fitting
if a fairly large bloke like me can't remove it with a rattle gun, i don't think he's going to be undoing it
 

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