if i've read correctly from this thread, the hardware to go along with the swagelok valve are
let me know if there's other ways to go about it
That is correct, it's pretty simple as well if you take your Needle Valve to Homedepot or Lowes. While you stand there in the plumbing isle, you'll figure out what you'lll need.
The above parts are not set in stone, they're are other ways to go about this. It's just the above parts, is what I found to work. I am sure there are many other parts that can be bought at Homedepot or Lowes that will complete the setup as well.
BTW, jagged it finally worked with the 32 degrees on/off..i took out the side with the allen key and put the guage there with my swagelok on the other side. 1bps and the diffuser is pumping..wooo..thanks again for all ur help
Ok, so I got the mini-asa installed and setup for two days without any problems! So if anyone is able to get for free like me or have one laying around it works! I am using the swagelok valve with watts A-29, and watts A-706 connection pieces. I guess this could be useful is someone needed a few extra inches in a tight spot! This asa on/off is made by Custom Products and is 2 1/2 inches tall.
This tank was setup the less than 5 days ago from scratch. New Tank, New Substrate, Glosso re-planting from another tank.
1st day after filling it up with water.
5th days from the first day.
I'm getting a little bit of algae on the side glass, using a 48 watts T5HO lighting is probably the cause of this. But the growth is just crazy fast. I'm sure within a few more days, it will fully cover the substrate!
If you want to turn it off, you can get away with it by closing off your Needle Valve. Re-open it when you need it. Fairly easy to adjust. Doesn't take no more than a minute or less to adjust. I can get mines to adjust in 10-20 seconds.
I'm still looking for couplers to answer your first questions so I can add a 2nd gauge inbetween 2 Needle Valves and see what it is.
This morning wasn't successful, I just stood at Homedepot over pondering parts that they didn't have.
For a couple to fit onto the end output of the Needle Valve's 1/4'' compression, You will need a 1/4'' to 1/8'' reducer. The 1/4'' to 1/8'' reducer is needed inorder to use a Watts A-715 LF Brass PIpe 1/8'' Close. From there you'll be able to use Watts A-704 LF Female Pipe Tee 1/8'' 3 ports. From there, the 2nd Gauge can be placed on the Watts A-704 1/8'' Tee. Then from t here, you'll need to find a 1/8'' by 1/8'' Female Pass through. Last but not least, you can finally screw in your 2nd Needle Valve onto the 1/8'' by 1/8'' Female Pass through.
The Homedepot did not carry all the parts above for me to get results. it's missing the 1/4'' by 1/8'' compression reducer. I was hoping to place 2nd gauge onto the setup where the 2nd gauge reads 0-30 psi. Being as it counts in increment marks of 1 psi. Then from there I will be able to tell you the output line pressure path.
It gets confusing but here's a picture of what I"m trying to rig up to show the output pressure. It's not quite functional yet.