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^ What that thing at the side? Where you get that CGA 320 fitting?

Did you meet Superman at the local welding supply shop too? He took my old CGA 580 off for me.
It looks like the regulator was only a 1 gauge regulator, so adding a manifold with another gauge would show the delivery pressure.

As you already realized, a bench vise works wonders I use it myself to take off stubborn fittings.

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That manifold comes on that reg like that. Got the cga from airgas. I was kind of turned off by the length, but it is growing on me. Not quite following the super man comment lol.
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^ You must either be Canadian to understand the joke, or know who Superman is.



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My first go-to is always a pipe wrench - I don't care about the old fitting. That's worked maybe 15 of 18 times. Two of the others I went with a bench vise. The last one failed the pipe wrench, bench vise, and filing down the edges of the fitting tests. The end of the CGA fitting finally just corkscrewed and I gave up on it.

For the record, the one failure was a VTS400, which was old. 30 years? 40? Maybe more.
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^ ha ha - yeah I know who superman is lol . I actually just used two crescent wrenches which worked perfectly for me.
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The last one failed the pipe wrench, bench vise, and filing down the edges of the fitting tests. The end of the CGA fitting finally just corkscrewed and I gave up on it.

For the record, the one failure was a VTS400, which was old. 30 years? 40? Maybe more.
Wow, what ended up happening to the CGA fitting? I'm not too sure what you meant by "corkscrewed" (did it split?)

I kind of want to see pictures too

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Sounds like the nipple itself twisted instead of the threads. ^
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Hey Josh,

You may want to show a better idea how to connect a pre-wired solenoid?
I bought a couple of Burkert s/s 6011 on eee--bay.
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herns i hope you did not buy it from the guys (jairodz2012) with the used 6011. I place an other before xmas and i never got it. I have to dispute the transaction for my money back from evil bay

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I miss the whole Burkert deal, so I'm in the market for a solenoid valve. Beside the build quality, can we use just any solenoid valve? I found a bunch for 10 - 30 dollars on EEEbay.

Can someone explain why we use AC 110 over the DC?

AC 110 v
AC 120 v
DC

So locally what do i ask them specifically for? My local place has a huge selection of solenoid valve, some with a billion manifold input/output and 10 solenoid on it or something.

Do I ask them for this?

Solenoid Valve Coil
DIN power connector
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Here some example of cheap valves, This thing here is 10 bucks.



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You want something that's 4 watts or less (preferably), rated for a continuous duty cycle, has 1/8npt ports, and 2 way, normally closed as well.

That one in the pic is 220vac.

110 is the easiest, dc solenoids need a power sourse and low voltage ac solenoids can be difficult to find a cheap power supply for.
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You may want to show a better idea how to connect a pre-wired solenoid?
I bought a couple of Burkert s/s 6011 on eee--bay.
I hope you didn't get those manifold mount ones. Do you have a pic?
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what wrong with the manifold mount ones?



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what wrong with the manifold mount ones?
You will need to hunt down a suitable manifold.
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herns i hope you did not buy it from the guys (jairodz2012) with the used 6011. I place an other before xmas and i never got it. I have to dispute the transaction for my money back from evil bay
I got this from smokin247. It has been on e_bay for couple of mos. I think a lot from TPT got this stainless Burkert S.

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I hope you didn't get those manifold mount ones. Do you have a pic?
The listing had ended but the photo is still on e bay.

Item number: 150958633465

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NEW SS BURKERT SOLENOID VALVE 2822 2 WAY N.C. 6 BAR MAX 24V DC 2 WATT 1/8" NPT


I just found the thread.

The solenoid valve chase, after Parker H3L
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