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post #421 of 752 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 02:01 AM
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CO2 Guage Settings

I just threw my paintball tank on my smith regulator the HP guage reads 70 bar/1000 psi, I need to know what to set the LP guage to so I can run it on my 20H gal tank?
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What are you using for diffusion?

What would Honey Badger do?
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What are you using for diffusion?
I have no bubble counter yet, and I'm using a glass diffuser. I also have a up aqua atomic diffuser I can use but think ill just go with the glass.
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around 10-15 psi more than the back pressure
I don't get what u mean, back pressure?
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10-20psi for a glass diffuser.

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10-20psi for a glass diffuser.
Hey Thanks! I'm gonna have to order new solieniods and get my 5lb bottle tomorrow cuz I don't like havin my reg sideways. Thanks again.
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10-20psi for a glass diffuser.
What is the hard tube called and where can I get it from, like say if I got a needle valve with compression fittings how could I run this?


Will a hose barb fit onto the NV? I'm not talkin hose running from reg. I'm picturing the set up from the NV.

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What is the hard tube called and where can I get it from, like say if I got a needle valve with compression fittings how could I run this?
You can get various compression fitting adapters (such as to hose barb or to various sized NPT fittings).

I am not sure what you are referring to as the "hard tube".

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You can get various compression fitting adapters (such as to hose barb or to various sized NPT fittings).

I am not sure what you are referring to as the "hard tube".
This is what I'm talkin about. I've googled gas tube an got something different. I looked in eBay also couldn't find it. This is my last try also u see how the compression nut is changed on the end furthest from the tank I tried to do this and my hose is so easy to pull out but by hand so I don't think it will hold.


You see how it's set up here this is what I'm tring to do
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Guess what came in the mail today!



For the 24VDC adapter, what amp are we looking for? 500mA? Also, how would you tell if it's "switching" or not. Anyways, I'm totally stroked and the solenoid is smaller than I expected. It's smaller than a typical DIN connecter, very nice find Bettatails, thanks!



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Guess what came in the mail today!



For the 24VDC adapter, what amp are we looking for? 500mA? Also, how would you tell if it's "switching" or not. Anyways, I'm totally stroked and the solenoid is smaller than I expected. It's smaller than a typical DIN connecter, very nice find Bettatails, thanks!
Exciting!

Let us know how to wire them...illustrations with pics is a must.

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Swagelok also got this bad boy in today, the elusive SS 1/8 Male T, rarely seen in the wild aisles of Home Depot. Known to be found only in remote parts of welding shops. Oh by the way Josh, they liked your Swagelok build.




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from the parts you have, is this the style that you have in mind?

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Haha yes, that was the build I was trying to copy.



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