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post #76 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 12:39 AM
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Want to DIY a co2 reg

How's it going peeps,

I purchased a VTS 250d about 3 weeks ago. I was unable to test the item as I did not have any cga to connect it with. I finally got a hold of one and tested last night and even just now.

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Sadly, as I opened the gas tank slowly I noticed that the regulator was releasing gas from the small back holes:

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I am assuming that this regulator is useless. I am mad as this is my very first regulator purchase. I'm a bit discourage as I was extremely excited to build my own reg. I purchased it for $50. The sellers post was titled, "new old stock" and I went based on the title and a few pics when I did the purchased.

Is the reg toasted?

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