MFleet wrote:Can anyone give any advice on this as far as the actual rebuild? I've googled and found elsewhere that the safety issues usually pop up and derail the thread. I found one youtube video of someone replacing a seat on a single stage while on the cylinder. I do know that rebuilding it on the cylinder is wrong but it did give some insight into how simple a regulator is.
My regulators are Victor two stage(VTS 450 inert only)and the rebuild kits are here. All of the high pressure seats have busted within a week. There is no oxygen involved here btw.
I have rebuilt a few regulators and was advised by the place I bought the kit to use "electric motor cleaner" spray to clean the insides and parts. He also sold the stuff so I did. Remove the pressure adjustment handle first or at least loosen it all the way.There are not too many parts in the kit so just pay attention to the order and look at the diagram (should be in the kit) and put it together the same way it comes apart. Use no oil or grease. And inspect all the parts that are not being replaced for any wear or defects. Be careful putting the large plastic (mine was anyhow) seal on under the main large assembly as you don't want to mess that one up. Gravity is your friend there.