- 6 May 2012
Hey, Thanks to this thread and comprehensive set up guides I have decided to go with a FE co2 with a dual gauge Regulator. Just wanted to check a couple of things before I set it up tomorrow. I have heard mixed things about using PTFE (teflon tape). Pretty unanimous on don't use it on the Regulator-to-FE thread... But what about the other threads, such as the solenoid or gauge threads?
Also, since it's not a wheel-type valve tap as on a normal co2 tank, do you have to be particularly careful when depressing the lever so you don't blow out the gauges on the reg? Also what is an ideal working pressure and should this be increased gradually after attachment instead of being set to full output pressure from the start?
My reg came with instructions to have the needle valve fully open and the solenoid turned on (open), before slowly releasing the pressure into the reg to avoid damage