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post #196 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 01:50 AM
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I saw one of your regs you build and shipped to Singapore.

Ive been searching for those 90 deg 1/8 male to 1/8 male brass elbow fittings but couldnt find it anywhere. I cant find the photo of your reg. I think it was an AP stainless steel reg with light blue handle.

I know there are Parker 90 deg elbows and some others but the one you've used has a nice radius turn.
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post #197 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 03:00 AM
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I think Parker elbows (technically they're CPI rather than A-lok if there's no compression fitting) are "smoother" than Swagelok elbows. But there are a ton of others out there. I assume you've checked Evilbay?
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I saw one of your regs you build and shipped to Singapore.

Ive been searching for those 90 deg 1/8 male to 1/8 male brass elbow fittings but couldnt find it anywhere. I cant find the photo of your reg. I think it was an AP stainless steel reg with light blue handle.

I know there are Parker 90 deg elbows and some others but the one you've used has a nice radius turn.
Here's one that went to Singapore:



Those elbows are just run of the mill street elbows from the hardware store.

There are at least 2 different male elbows on ebay at the moment. One is brass and the other is stainless. The part number you're looking for is SS-2-ME for the stainless and I think you'll be able to find the brass one if you search 1/8" male elbow.

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Yup, thats it!

The radius turn on a corner of those elbows is very nice. Ive been looking e bay since December last year but I only found 90 elbow female x male. HD, Ace & OSH in my place does not have it.

Can you post item no or link if you find any?

I can also get 90 elbow male x female and use hex or open on the other end as an option but not very good.
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Josh, I don't have the time to make a parts list, but contact me for what you need before evil bay.

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post #201 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 AM
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Re: How to build a co2 regulator [56k!]

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...But there are a ton of others out there. I assume you've checked Evilbay?

Yup. There's lot of Parker elbow and many others on e bay as well as other online store.

I am just looking exactly the same elbow oldpunk used on his reg in the photo.


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Yup. There's lot of Parker elbow and many others on e bay as well as other online store.

I am just looking exactly the same elbow oldpunk used on his reg in the photo.


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Kevin can find a lot of parts, but takes time to understand what to get and how to search.

there are many you can get, but you have to buy large lot to save a couple dollars per unit or pay retail price if you only need several.

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Yup. There's lot of Parker elbow and many others on e bay as well as other online store.

I am just looking exactly the same elbow oldpunk used on his reg in the photo.


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^ that's the one used in the above reg.

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post #204 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the help!

I think male x male elbow having that same corner radius does not exist on e b ay.
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Thanks for the help!

I think male x male elbow having that same corner radius does not exist on e b ay.
Are you looking for a 90 degree elbow that has a very small corner radius (i.e. bends very "quickly")? Most male to male ones I have seen are quite long and will cause components to jut out.

The one that oldpunk78 linked to are ones that I have used in the past (though I have a local supplier). I have elbows that are even more compact (i.e. even less turning radius).

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Re: How to build a co2 regulator [56k!]

I already bought some after Josh posted the item no.

There are many elbows that would work. I'm just picky about the regulator aesthetics.

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Bettatail seems super busy these days, is anyone else up for building me a dual stage regulator?
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post #208 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 03:58 AM
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Re: How to build a co2 regulator [56k!]

Josh is always around to help. You can send him pm.

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Are you using the little o-ring that came with it? (goes on the line before the nut is screwed down.)

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