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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Building a regulator...help

Ok so to start off im completely new to co2. I have been running diy with yeast and sugar for a few months and i want to get something more consistent

I ordered a cheap regulator online for lack of funds. In the future i plan on replacing it with something more high end. But for now it will have to do.
The output on it is 1/4" FNPT.
Im thinking of getting clipboard solenoid, and fabco nv-55 needle valve.

There are a few options on clipboard and im not sure which is ideal. How do i get everything to fit together. Do i get the 1/4 solenoid and find the connections at home depot. If so would there be fittings that will be able to connect 1/4 to 10/32 for the needle valve.
And for voltage there are a few different options, does that matter?
I know these question might seem simple, and they did to me a few hrs ago. But now after going from site to site i cant seem to make a decision and could use some input. Any help would be great
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 01:34 PM
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You need a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter (Home Depot), make sure you get all the parts for the solenoid (there are a couple you'll have to buy if going straight from Clippard), I'd suggest 120v if you don't want to have to solder in an adapter, and 10-32 threaded pieces you'll need to get from somebody here or online somewhere else - I've never seen them in a store. You can get them from Clippard if you order their solenoid.

Generally, you'll want to run with 1/8" fittings unless you have to switch up or down for a component.
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It seems clippard has changed there site up since yesterday. im prob gonna order from rex griggs. He has the solenoid and needle valve and i can prob see if he has the fittings to.
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It seems clippard has changed there site up since yesterday. im prob gonna order from rex griggs. He has the solenoid and needle valve and i can prob see if he has the fittings to.
DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM REX'S SITE!!!! You will not get it. He hasn't been active on the forums in years.

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Huh, ok thats good to know. Where would you suggest i go?
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How do i find out whothe vendors are?
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