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post #916 of 2409 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 06:15 AM
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I just received another asa on/off but with gauge attached, I put it on my 24oz which I started on oct 31st. Since then I been doing a lot of experiments with this setup and loss alot of co2. I weighed the co2 tank when I first got it filled, it was at 3lbs 12oz I weighed it again about 2 weeks ago it should around 2lbs 15oz I think. but my gauge shows it as 900psi?? does it take a couple of days before the gauge levels out to the proper psi? and of course no leaks checked many times in a bucket of water.


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Gauges that show 900 psi or above, I'm not quite sure how to answer that. Keep in mind those gauges moved by pressure, and they do get stuck.

In your situation, I would just keep it running and give it a few weeks to a month and see if the gauge move a bit, if it doesn't your gauge could be bad.

When I first started this, after the first month, it dropped to 800 psi from 850. Then it continued to drop in increments of 50-100psi monthly. So give it some time, It doesn't move at all for days to weeks.

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ya I thought it was weird, but if I turn off my asa and slower open up the nv I see the gauge going down, but as soon as I open up the asa the gauge goes back to 900psi


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hey i just finished building one of these setups after i read this forum, i would like to put the picture up of what i built but i dont really know how.. any help?
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Upload it to a free webhosting website such as www.photobucket.com and then just link your photos on here.

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ya I thought it was weird, but if I turn off my asa and slower open up the nv I see the gauge going down, but as soon as I open up the asa the gauge goes back to 900psi
Thats because the gauge reads the psi inside the asa, so when the asa is open the tank pressure is there, but when its closed and you open the NV, your letting the left over co2 and the pressure inside the asa out, so that is why your needle valve would go down in that situation.

I have one of these set-ups and love it, except when i was using the watts needle valve, but it was still less work than DIY co2.
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Anyone know if these work with this setup..

I can't tell if theres two thread inputs.. Maybe someone is using it currently?

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That will work, not sure if it comes with a 2nd threaded hole for a gauge. I actually got that also. Taking awhile to receive it though...

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That will work, not sure if it comes with a 2nd threaded hole for a gauge. I actually got that also. Taking awhile to receive it though...
Is a gauge 100% necessary or is it just to prevent you from having to go empty everytime..?

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A gauge is not 100% necessary. It's just used to examine how many co2 pressure is in the tank. The entire setup will work fine without a gauge.

I have seen gauges from as low as $2.99 and up. A Gauge would be nice to have though, if your ASA on/off valve has the extra threaded hole for it.

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You do not need the extra threaded input, I am currently using an ASA with only one input for the needle valve...my swagelock.

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oh man that was trial and error trying to get that photo on here... that brass part with the gauge like you guys were saying isnt needed but its is nice to see what pressure is left in the tank, i did buy the watts needle valve but it didnt seem like it wouldnt be able to stay consistant
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crossCANADA, yours looks awesome. Wish My Swagelok Needle Valve comes in Silver lol. We're stuck with the brass gold color.

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For people who have bought ASA On/Off Valve and didn't come with a 2nd threaded hole for a Gauge option. You can go this route with a few adapter pieces that will give you the option to install a Gauge. Sloppy work of mines did it in 2 minutes lol.



Hope that helps. It's all in order on how it should be connected. You get the idea. ;P

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