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Since it is a Victor VTS250, it should take the standard 1/4" CGA320 nipple.

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Thanks Discgo and Scapegoat.

So from what you said Discgo, and from reading in that thread you linked Scapegoat, it would seem I can just go ahead and order the nut/nipple, and that the threads in most cases are pretty universal. Guess there's not much left to do but place the order

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Darkblade just saw your post. I think you posted it as I made my last post lol.

Thanks for the confirmation as well. I'll be ordering that and the burkert 6011 some time next week.
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Ok so there is a lot of 8 burkert 6011s for sale on ebay for $70.... If I scoop that up I wonder how hard it would be to re-sell the rest of them. Don't know if enough people do their own co2 to set up a group buy. would anyone be in if I did?

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Actually. let me take that back... is this ebay item # 370679965480 the same as the normal solenoids we use? It looks different..... Am I missing something?

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What's a burkert 6011? I got fifteen on it if its something I need. Right now I have a paintball tank going to a 80psi fixed pressure co2 regulator followed by a Husky mini adjustable air regulator with gauge I picked at home depot for $22 followed by a cheap needle valve from menards. I look forward to replacing the needle valve soon but wanted to possibly make it operational now. All I need is a full paintball tank and to make sure the hose is the right stuff and it will be ready to fire up.
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Actually. let me take that back... is this ebay item # 370679965480 the same as the normal solenoids we use? It looks different..... Am I missing something?

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These solenoids require a mounting manifold.

This is probably why the lot has been sitting there for the last half a year or so without anyone buying it

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These solenoids require a mounting manifold.

This is probably why the lot has been sitting there for the last half a year or so without anyone buying it
Ahh thank you sir! Well so far my luck is pretty bad on finding a good deal from a trusted source on a used solenoid anyway.

May have to go new, or maybe I'll try the for sale section here and see what I can find. Might turn out that someone on the forums has a few solenoids laying around that they wanna sell off hehe.

Thanks again for the clarification! I'll keep looking!
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Regulator and needle valve came in today, waiting on solenoid. Once it all comes in, I think all I need are the pieces to connect them all together. Can I just use regular brass parts from home depot in their plumbing dept?
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Regulator and needle valve came in today, waiting on solenoid. Once it all comes in, I think all I need are the pieces to connect them all together. Can I just use regular brass parts from home depot in their plumbing dept?
Yes, you can.

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Scbrook, I'm also looking into building my own regulator and would like to know the condition of the regulator you have received. Thanks!
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Scbrook, I'm also looking into building my own regulator and would like to know the condition of the regulator you have received. Thanks!
The Condition of the regulator is decent. On initial "inspection" (which involved me looking at it, and you know... looking at it for a bit longer) it seems everything should work fine. Turns out the low pressure gauge actually goes up to 100 PSI which is awesome... better control. The exterior is a bit rugged, some dings, and scratches, but I used to work in a machine shop, and one of the groomsmen in my upcoming wedding still works at that shop, so he said if I plug all the ports, he will gladly buff it up for me.

Anyway... Overall condition I'd call fair. The needle valve on the other hand... that thing is a piece of art! Absolutely beautiful, brand new in a heat shrink wrapped box and all, couldn't ask for more!

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That's awesome Scott...if the working pressure on the low gauge is higher than 100psi it makes tuning a bit difficult correct? If that's the case than one can simply change the gauge to one with a lower working pressure?

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That's awesome Scott...if the working pressure on the low gauge is higher than 100psi it makes tuning a bit difficult correct? If that's the case than one can simply change the gauge to one with a lower working pressure?

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You can change the gauge to one that has a finer resolution of lower pressures. Keep in mind though, that regulators also have a range of delivery pressures in which they can work; if the minimum is (say) 40 PSI, then getting a gauge that can resolve finely in a range of 0 - 40 PSI would be pointless anyway.

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