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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Regulator Suggestions Please

Hey Guys,

So I am purchasing CO2 equipment and here is my issue. Originally I was leaning towards a Milwaukee MA957 but have decided it might be better to purchase a regulator that comes with the hardware to support two separate different sized tanks. (two needle valves I think)

Any suggestions on the best way to go about purchasing something like this? I've checked other Milwaukee regulators and looked at a few other places like sumo and haven't found a prebuilt regulator with two outputs.

Is there a prebuilt regulator for around 150$ that will have two outputs? or will I need to build it myself? Any info on building something like that if so?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 03:17 AM
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Just buy a splitter, a needle valve, and a bubble counter. You can attach the splitter directly after the solenoid and you're set. Needle valves are everywhere (check Ebay first, no need to splurge until you know what a needle valve is capable of), 2 or 3 members sell bubble counters (as well as Ebay), and a simple splitter such as http://www.airridefittings.com/store...products_id=38

Lowes or Home Depot should also have the splitter and hardware to make it work. I'd say you could add $40 to the price of the Milwaukee and have a two-tank setup.
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Cool doesn't sound to difficult to do. Thanks Kevmo helpful as always
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 03:32 AM
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Not a problem! By the way, I should add that for ease of assembly, make sure the needle valve and splitter have 1/8" ports. The standard bronze/glass bubble counters, as well as the black ones on Ebay, all have 1/8" ports as well. You can make it work with practically any size, but the Milwaukee is all 1/8" ports, and there's no sense in making things more difficult for yourself.
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