Just exchanged my Oxy tank last week, and today I hooked it up to my oxy-fuel rig, which I've not used in about a year. Slowly turned on the oxy, and heard it hissing loudly. Turned it off, made sure everything was tight, redid all the connections, and tried again. Still hissing loudly, and I could feel the gas escaping between the tank and the regulator. Turned everything off again, opened up all the windows and doors, turned off all the electricity, and came back inside.
A few questions:
Is this probably the tank, or is it a fault in my $100 chinese oxy-acetylene rig I got off ebay? Never had any problems with it before, but it's been about 9 months since I used it. Makes me think there's a problem with the tank.
There's not supposed to be any rubber gasket or anything where the regulator connects to the tank, is there? I'm sure it's just supposed to be all brass, and nothing else. Am I missing something?
How long until it's safe to go back in the shed and turn on some lights? How long until I can run the kerosene heater again? It's snowing outside and I'm cold.