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The threads are stripped on the valve that controls the air

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Stripped adjustment on pressure regulator is common due to over tightening and adjusting while under pressure. If you let out all the air from the tank, the adjustment may work. If not, replace the regulator with a universal regulator from ebay or When ordering, make sure that the port sizes are correct. A universal pressure regulator will cost about $20. Some regulators are built-in to a manafold and are more expensive. For temporary measures, you can obtain air from the tank by connecting fittings to any available entry into tank. Example, remove the safety pop valve (usually 1/4 npt) and install a tee fitting allowing one port to reconnect safety and the other to install quick disconnect for air. This method will give you full tank pressure. A simple regulator can be installed between the temporary tee fitting and the quick-connect and it will function just fine untill you have time to work it into the control panel. Good luck

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