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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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DIY inline reactor question

I have a simple question, how does one make sure that water doesn't go through the tube that is putting the CO2 in to the reacotr.

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by the way, this would be with a DIY 2L CO2 bottle.
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If I understand you correctly you put a check valve on the CO2 pressure line going to the inline reactor. This allows pressure to flow in one direction but when your bottle stops producing pressure it will not flow back to the bottle.


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Where could I get one of these check valves? The reactor I want to buld is like
My DIY Inline CO2 Reactor
the one in that post. I will be using DIY CO2 in 2L bottles to claify.

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Where could I get one of these check valves? The reactor I want to buld is like
My DIY Inline CO2 Reactor
the one in that post. I will be using DIY CO2 in 2L bottles to claify.

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You can find the check valves in most LFS. Check around the tubing connectors and stuff. They are short, about .5inc long.
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Here is a pic of the type I use.

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