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Old 12/12/2017, 05:57 PM   #1251
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got this solenoid (as mine is taking a dump) and it came with the din connector. However, I just realized that the connector is not the right one as the pins ont he solenoid are much closer together than on the din and do not properly connect.



Is it that they send the wrong din? Or did i choose the wrong solenoid?
I'm sorry, I don't have an answer to your question but was curious as to which solenoid you were using before?


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Old 12/12/2017, 05:59 PM   #1252
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Old 12/15/2017, 06:21 PM   #1253
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Is it overkill or would make things harder to adjust if you had multiple check valves?

My used setup came with needle valve > Sealed Plastic with Rubber crayon tip style Check Valve > Vertical Glass with Plastic Plunger Check Valve > Kynar Check Valve > CaRx

Wondering if I should remove two of them or just keep it as is. System seems to be running consistently.


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Old 12/15/2017, 06:25 PM   #1254
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Does anyone know which part number or where to buy stainless steel "john guest" quick connect fitting to replace the compression nut on my swagelok needle valve? although I probably won't need to remove the tubing at all or rarely, tightening the compression nut with rigid air tubing was a little difficult so as to not rotate the needle valve from the regulator fittings.


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Old 12/15/2017, 06:26 PM   #1255
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Just wanted to double check, but running at 3-5 psi (turn off solenoid to pressurize), and then when in operation and open, the 2nd stage gauge should read down to pretty much zero?


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Old 12/16/2017, 01:27 PM   #1256
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How to build a CO2 regulator for your calcium reactor.

Open the valve at the tank fully. 1st gauge will tell you how full the tank is.

Adjust the valve on the regulator itself till the 2nd gauge (lp) reads the desired operating pressure


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Old 12/16/2017, 04:48 PM   #1257
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Just wanted to double check, but running at 3-5 psi (turn off solenoid to pressurize), and then when in operation and open, the 2nd stage gauge should read down to pretty much zero?
I run the second gauge at 30psi on mine. I believe I read that somewhere in this thread. Anyways, been running 30psi to the needle valve and have great success so far


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Old 12/16/2017, 05:55 PM   #1258
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

got this solenoid (as mine is taking a dump) and it came with the din connector. However, I just realized that the connector is not the right one as the pins ont he solenoid are much closer together than on the din and do not properly connect.



Is it that they send the wrong din? Or did i choose the wrong solenoid?


Bumping this up in case anyone knows. Otherwise I have to return it


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Old 01/26/2018, 03:37 PM   #1259
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So is better to have a low flow or med flow swagelok metering valve ?


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Old 01/26/2018, 03:38 PM   #1260
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So is better to have a low flow or med flow swagelok metering valve ?


My understanding is to get the low flow so you can really fine tune the bubbles.


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Old 01/26/2018, 03:52 PM   #1261
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Ok thanks plenty of med flows for sale . Also what size valve should be 1/4 Or 1/8 ?


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Old 01/26/2018, 03:58 PM   #1262
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got this solenoid (as mine is taking a dump) and it came with the din connector. However, I just realized that the connector is not the right one as the pins ont he solenoid are much closer together than on the din and do not properly connect.



Is it that they send the wrong din? Or did i choose the wrong solenoid?


You need a burkert type 2506 din connector for that solenoid bro.


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Old 01/26/2018, 04:34 PM   #1263
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Ok thanks plenty of med flows for sale . Also what size valve should be 1/4 Or 1/8 ?
Here's the one I use. This is a really good deal for a SS one
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swagelok-SS...oAAOSwYwJaNhuC

Edit. Sorry, I'm using the SS-2 which is 1/8".


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Old 01/26/2018, 04:52 PM   #1264
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Old 02/08/2018, 09:50 AM   #1265
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anybody have a nice valve sitting around that is just collecting dust? well, I'm in need of a valve and I'm tired of my cheap $5 valve. Not sure if I want to go with the CarbonDoser block. wanted to check here besides ebay. pm is best


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Old 02/08/2018, 10:53 AM   #1266
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Solenoid valve or metering valve?


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Old 02/08/2018, 04:58 PM   #1267
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Solenoid valve or metering valve?
lol. Sorry about that, metering valve.

I've got a really cheap metering valve on it which does the job but it's not constant. The knob on the reg does a better job. My thoughts were to remove the burkert solenoid, cheap needle valve and go with the carbondoser black box. Or get a very nice needle valve. ebay has way too many to select from. Thinking of Hoke micro mite but not sure yet.


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Old 02/09/2018, 01:08 AM   #1268
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Here’s a really nice brand new stainless steel Swagelok low flow metering valve (ss-ss2) for a decent price...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swagelok-St...4AAOSwXeJYIjyD

If I was building another regulator, I’d snatch this up in a heartbeat!


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:47 AM   #1269
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Heres a really nice brand new stainless steel Swagelok low flow metering valve (ss-ss2) for a decent price...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swagelok-St...4AAOSwXeJYIjyD

If I was building another regulator, Id snatch this up in a heartbeat!
Thank you, I'll look into that listing.


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what do you guys think of these?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hoke-1654G6...19.m1438.l2649


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Those are made of brass denoted by the B and are a weird size, 3/8 denoted by the 6. Also I recall Alanle specifically recommending the Hoke 1300 series of metering valves as theyre low flow. Im not sure what the flow rate is for the 1600 series.


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Old 02/12/2018, 11:31 AM   #1272
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Anybody have any experience with these 2 metering valve, Swagelok SS-SS 2 or 4 and the Ideal 52-1-11? On paper the Swagelok has a cv of .004 and Ideal at .019. Is there any difference when it comes to performance or am I just splitting hairs? TIA


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Old 02/12/2018, 12:10 PM   #1273
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I have the Swagelok ss-ss4-a-VH, the only difference is the angle and the vernier handle. Just like the ss-ss4 and the ss-ss2, it’s the low flow metering valve that you want. The ss-ss4 is the 1/4” one whereas the ss-ss2 (in the link I provided) is the 1/8” one.

I have no experience with the Ideal valve that you mentioned.

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Old 02/12/2018, 01:14 PM   #1274
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I have the Swagelok ss-ss4-a-VH, the only difference is the angle and the vernier handle. Just like the ss-ss4 and the ss-ss2, its the low flow metering valve that you want. The ss-ss4 is the 1/4 one whereas the ss-ss2 (in the link I provided) is the 1/8 one.

I have no experience with the Ideal valve that you mentioned.

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Nice unit. I might just go the same route as you to make life easier. I appreciate the help!


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Old 02/23/2018, 09:27 AM   #1275
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I'm having issues getting a steady bubble count. I will get a bubble then a few seconds later 2 bubbles , then no bubbles for a few seconds and the cycle continues like that. I have my gauges set at 10 psi. I have a swagelok metering valve. Not sure which is bad, the metering valve or the regulator.

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