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Old 09/06/2017, 12:23 PM   #1201
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I had that occured to me in the past, still struggling with direction of which the knob turns to either close or open the valve.


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Old 09/06/2017, 02:52 PM   #1202
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FYI - I have a spare regulator and new stainless steel Swagelok parts for a DIY regulator project in the classifieds.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...6#post25205226


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Old 09/11/2017, 03:17 PM   #1203
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Hi Alan, like to send you a PM about getting a CO2 regulator build.
PM box is full


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Old 09/11/2017, 03:19 PM   #1204
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Does anyone has a complete build that not using and selling please let me know.


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Old 09/11/2017, 03:21 PM   #1205
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Alan posted a complete setup for sale $480


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Old 09/11/2017, 03:22 PM   #1206
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Here it is... and it's a beauty!!!

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Old 09/12/2017, 02:43 AM   #1207
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Im less than 50 posts so I cannot see this link. Can someone or Alan post it up here so I can have a peek.


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Old 09/12/2017, 03:06 PM   #1208
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Im less than 50 posts so I cannot see this link. Can someone or Alan post it up here so I can have a peek.
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Hey Guys I have a new custom co2 regulator available. It's a dual stage Victor hpt500 regulator with stainless steel Burkert 6011 solenoid. Needle valve is a stainless Swagelok M series. The valve has 2 adjusting knobs that delivers ultra precise CO2 delivery. Price is $480 shipped.




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Old 09/12/2017, 06:48 PM   #1209
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Thank you! Also just curious how many post do we need to be able to access the classifieds section? 50 ? Funny I still can't see it ( sorry for off topic )


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Old 09/12/2017, 10:18 PM   #1210
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Kalkwasser are you bring the bay area? Alan is from there bay area , San Jose you can get is directly from him.


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Old 09/21/2017, 11:16 PM   #1211
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Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/122706028278

What do you all think of this buy?


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Old 09/21/2017, 11:27 PM   #1212
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Not good... that's a high flow metering valve. You want a low flow, like a Swagelok ss-ss2 or ss-ss4.


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Old 09/23/2017, 09:09 PM   #1213
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Not good... that's a high flow metering valve. You want a low flow, like a Swagelok ss-ss2 or ss-ss4.
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Old 09/25/2017, 11:00 AM   #1214
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I wanted to thank AlanLE for building and sending my new regulator that I'm using on my Calcium Reactor. This thing is beautiful and functioning perfectly!




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Old 10/07/2017, 08:40 AM   #1215
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Hi Alan and guys..

Im reading a lot in this thread and I really wanted a Parker Veri IR6000 series 2 Stage set up.
I have a budget so I could not afford to pay for $500 for a complete set.
So just wondering if anyone has a full set ready to go and not using that can sell me?
Or if Alan can help me build one at the lowest cost possible with these Parker dual stages.
Im tired of co2 going up and down..


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Old 11/05/2017, 10:00 PM   #1216
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how do I connect the co2 tubing directly to the metering valve? Do I need to use a tubing insert? Thanks.


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Old 11/06/2017, 09:20 AM   #1217
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how do I connect the co2 tubing directly to the metering valve? Do I need to use a tubing insert? Thanks.
Which metering valve do you have?


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Old 11/06/2017, 03:33 PM   #1218
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Which metering valve do you have?
whitey ss-21rs4. It's 1/4". I have the ferrules and the tube nut.

I see a lot of regulator builds that appears to have the tubing connected directly to the metering valve, but can't find any info about that.


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Old 11/06/2017, 06:54 PM   #1219
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If it’s 1/4” fittings, then just insert the CO2 line through the fitting, attach the the ring and ferrule and cinch the nut down. It’s just like if you were attaching the tube end of a port connector, instead of attaching a rigid stainless steel tube with the ferrules, do the same thing with the flexible CO2 tubing.


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Old 11/06/2017, 08:45 PM   #1220
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If itís 1/4Ē fittings, then just insert the CO2 line through the fitting, attach the the ring and ferrule and cinch the nut down. Itís just like if you were attaching the tube end of a port connector, instead of attaching a rigid stainless steel tube with the ferrules, do the same thing with the flexible CO2 tubing.
is the tubing suppose to fit loose? i also tightened the nut down 1 1/4 turns after hand tight and the tubing slides right out. I tried it with my other metering valves and the same thing happens. I took the nut and ferrules from the port connector that i used to attach the elbow to the metering valve (Swagelok SS-400-2-2 Tube Fitting, Male Elbow, 1/4" Tube OD x 1/8" MNPT).


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Old 11/07/2017, 02:14 PM   #1221
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When the nut is tightened, the compression ring that sits above the ferrule should push down and press down onto the ferrule, thereby compressing around the CO2 tubing, cinching it down for a tight fit. It shouldn’t be loose at all.

The CO2 tubing should go through the nut -> compression ring -> ferrule -> metering valve.


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Old 11/08/2017, 10:04 AM   #1222
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Great thread and god idea will be trying this myself


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:20 AM   #1223
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I've got a question on the solenoid part if anyone could help.

I have a Pacific Sun Calcfeeder AC4 pro that comes with a 12V 4.8W solenoid (1/4" NPT but its plastic and doesn't work well with stainless steel threads). It has a 1/4" stereo headphone connection to the Calcfeeder's master unit.

The regulator AlanLE built for me has burkett 6011A (1/4" NPT) that has been on continuously for three months now (and it runs very very hot).

What I would like to do is have a single solenoid. I am limited here by the Calcfeeder PRO's control of the solenoid valve. SO it's going to have to be something that works with the Calcfeeder's requirements.

So my questions:

If I find a solenoid where the pole of the fitting fit's the electronics of the Calcfeeder PRO's solenoid - will this work regardless of Voltage / Wattage? The burkett 6011 pole doesn't fit the Calcfeeder's electronics portion of the solenoid (it's loose). The calcfeeder's solenoid has what looks like a copper or brass sleeve around the pole and the burkett does not. If I just put this on the burkett - would it work despite not being a tight fit and different voltage/wattage?

Where could I find a 4.8W 12V DC stainless steel 1/4" NPT solenoid? I can wire the 1/4" stereo headphone jack myself - so that's not a big deal to me. is that only going to be ebay? any other sources?


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Old 11/15/2017, 12:18 PM   #1224
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So my questions:

If I find a solenoid where the pole of the fitting fit's the electronics of the Calcfeeder PRO's solenoid - will this work regardless of Voltage / Wattage? The burkett 6011 pole doesn't fit the Calcfeeder's electronics portion of the solenoid (it's loose). The calcfeeder's solenoid has what looks like a copper or brass sleeve around the pole and the burkett does not. If I just put this on the burkett - would it work despite not being a tight fit and different voltage/wattage?

Where could I find a 4.8W 12V DC stainless steel 1/4" NPT solenoid? I can wire the 1/4" stereo headphone jack myself - so that's not a big deal to me. is that only going to be ebay? any other sources?
Answered my own question. I put the Pacific Sun Electronics part over the burkett 6011's mechanical part and it seems to properly open/close it as the controller turns it on and off.


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Old 11/19/2017, 02:03 PM   #1225
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Hi guys,

Am building out this regulator and searching for solution to thread variations on inlet to start? What are options for inlet from Cga 350 to 320 where on regulator nipple side, thread needs to be larger than fine 320 threads?


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