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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Co2 Regulator Specialist

Hey do we have anyone in NY that specializes in making or fixing CO2 Regulators? I have a problem with mine regarding the solenoid. Even though it is not plugged it, the bubbles keep coming out even overnight. I suspect it is the solenoid but it could be anything for this matter. Please let me know. Thank you!!
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It could be the timer.

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It's most likely that a piece of debris has lodged itself somewhere in your solenoid keeping it from closing all the way. You can try blowing it out by turning the working pressure up and opening the needle valves up all the way any plugging and unplugging the solenoid a fee times. Otherwise, it will need to be takes apart and examined. Also, like stated above, eliminate the timer to make sure it's not the problem.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 03:11 PM
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On some CO2 regulators, I've seen a Burkert valve hooked up. Do you have a picture of yours?

The Burkert valves (at least the ones I'm familiar with) are easy to take apart. Just remove the hex nut at the top, then slide up and out the magnetic coil body. You should now see the valve stem. Remove the valve stem with a wrench (adj. wrench probably). When you remove the valve stem, the piston and springs should fall out. Check the seals on the piston and on the block that the stem was mounted on.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 04:01 PM
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Awisco in Maspeth 800 834 1925. They are a welding supply co. Maybe?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 04:55 PM
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I know when I had issues with my first co2 regulator...I brought it to the hydroponics store in flushing and they looked at it for me....although mine was really broken so I don't know if anyone could have repaired it.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks for your help guys. I'll try awisco and the hydroponics store in flushing. Hopefully they can help. These are the pictures. I think the solenoid looks old school lol. I have no idea how to take it apart or anything which is why I wanted to take it to a shop or even a person to have it fixed for me. I doubt its the timer. It's unplugged.

















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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2013, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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I'm hoping to get this issue fixed though. This regulator cost me quite a packin on my wallet lol. I believe just the solenoid may be broken but going to welding store and aquaponics store not a bad idea.
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