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post #211 of 753 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 04:03 AM
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That was quick, thanks! That little O ring has to go on the airline? Gotcha...
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I just wish it were on tape nosa LOL ill get to readin.
You are welcome.

I've got a couple stainless projects coming up. If anyone's interested I could document the process.Lmk

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^ Do you even have to ask? What models did you working on?



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What models did you working on?
^ Wut? That took me a second. lol A Swagelok and a Concoa. I keep forgetting to order my metering valve from Bill though.

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^ Wut? That took me a second. lol A Swagelok and a Concoa. I keep forgetting to order my metering valve from Bill though.
Swagelok regulator! it is really nice, they are the same as "GO" regulator.
I have a new swagelok reg too, will build it.

a queston though, why ideal needle valve? there are so many look better and function better, they are the high precision metering valves at least double a stainless steel ideal in retail.

what kind of solenoid you are going to use? Brass or SS?

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post #217 of 753 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 03:58 AM
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I found a nice, low price bid, Praxair Heavy-Duty Gas Regulator, Model 2123381-580 on ebay. I think this Concoa reg re-branded Praxair reg.

e b ay item no: 221198595007
ending in 1 day.
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Yeah most Praxairs I've seen are rebranded Concoa's. It looks pretty nice, though the 200 psi gauge is at the high end of ideal. 120 psi would be the max of a 200 psi 212, which is more than twice what we'd ever need. Still I use a 212 as one of my personal regs.

It's worth the price if nobody else bids much.
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a queston though, why ideal needle valve? there are so many look better and function better, they are the high precision metering valves at least double a stainless steel ideal in retail.
I like them. I built a few regs with the V54-1-12 but have never personally owned one. I also really like the way they look and that was one of the biggest factors involved with using it. (probably... the cost is bothering me) Honestly, some of these really low flow models are a bit over the top as far as our needs go.
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what kind of solenoid you are going to use? Brass or SS?
I have a couple different stainless Burkerts sitting around. A 200 series and a 6011. Not sure yet. I want to use something that I don't need to use a wall wort with.

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Few years ago I won 212 series on e bay for just $9.99. Shipping was about $17. Concoa regulators are just huge.
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I found a nice, low price bid, Praxair Heavy-Duty Gas Regulator, Model 2123381-580 on ebay. I think this Concoa reg re-branded Praxair reg.

e b ay item no: 221198595007
ending in 1 day.
the seller has 4 of the same model,
after this end will be another.

take turn to grab so competition don't push up the price.
don't count me in, no more Concoa 212 for me and I need to work on the chiyoda seiki and the stainless steel Victor SGT500
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Re: How to build a co2 regulator [56k!]

I'm done with concoa. They're just too big for me.

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Not all concoas are huge. The 300 series is pretty compact. It's really just the 200 and 400 series that are hefty.

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I mean the 212 series the one I posted ^above^.

I sold the one I got on e b ay for just $9.99, brand new. List price on retail that time was over $319.

I still got the photo.

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^ There were deals like this? What happen? The price you sold the Concoa is less than ONE of my fittings.



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