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My 2001 generac 12K generac has a small gas leak between

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My 2001 generac 12K generac has a small gas leak between where the gas comes through the sidewall and the regulator; where the nipple (short pipe) screws into the fitting that is part of the sidewall - the other end screws into the regulator.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like you have a connection that is not made well.

All fitting should be sealed with a tape or putty that is rated for gas use. I personally use a PTFE tape (putty gets too messy).

Check to make sure all fittings are properly sealed, and snug.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know that; the question is how to fix it.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.

You will have to shut the gas off first.

Then take apart the leaking joint, clean it up, reseal and retighten it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No attempt was made to answer the question asked. I stated in the question that I had found the leak. I was asking how to disassemble the leaking pipe - where the fitting was part of the case and couldn't be turned or twisted.