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post #76 of 752 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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bump for awesome thread. I think i will use thread tape (teflon) instead of thread sealant.
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post #77 of 752 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 05:09 AM
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i feel like this should be in the FAQ section

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post #78 of 752 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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This discussion was so very helpful to me to assemble my regulator, well written and easy to follow.

I'm embarrassed to say I didn't even look in the FAQ until btimmer posted the above. I thought it was FAQ on the forum itself. How to customize your control panel, set signatures, change avatar, that kind of thing. Thanks! lol
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the 212 look really nice, here is a couple pictures of the build


"the 212 look really nice, here is a couple pictures of the build"

Which company makes this first item you mentioned... Does it come with a solenoid valve and bubble counter?
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This may be a stupid question but, I'm going to ask it anyways.

I just set up a aquatek regulator on a 20oz paintball co2 tank using the blue adapter that aquatek sells. I was wondering how to make sure the co2 tank is controlled without it containing an off valve that I could turn? This really confused me, I hooked everything up, used teflon tape for gas on the threads between the adapter and the regulator and between the tank and the adapter. The tank made the little noise it makes when it connects then it released all the co2 gas through the little safety holes on the adapter and the regulator. The tank and the regulator got frosty cold..

Any suggestions? I have since then disconnected the connections and retaped all of the threads and used the little bit of co2 left in the tank to make sure there were no leaks.


Thanks for helping a newbie out! Sorry if this was a stupid question. Everyone on this thread seems really knowledgeable about CO2 equipment and I thought I would ask.

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post #81 of 752 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 01:58 PM
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had anyone messed with the push to connects? http://www.fastenal.com/web/search/p...ittings%22%7C~

i dropped a whopping $30 (shipped) on a lot of random connections on ebay thinking, "gee wilikers! i might be able to use these..." and it turns out... not really w/ what i have. there are a decent number of these push to connect fittings and i'm thinking of giving them a shot. I only have two of the push to connect tubes... and a bunch of elbows, 1 to 2's, and two of the tube connection manifolds that would be great for a set up w/ multiple tanks.
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post #82 of 752 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 02:29 PM
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I use them on the paintball equipment... works.

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post #83 of 752 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:54 PM
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Does anyone know what types of shops would sell this stuff locally?
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post #84 of 752 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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What stuff exactly? I know for a fact you have a Clippard supplier in Portland.
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Where do you purchase the din/power cord for the berkert 6011, anyone know a source or link?

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post #87 of 752 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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What is the cost of building your own regulator?? I have been thinking of doing plants but the cost of a regulator ain't cheap. And the pop bottle and paint ball tank won't work for my 75.
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post #88 of 752 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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You can spend a lot or a little. It really depends on what you are trying to build and how patient you are. I would say $150 to $250 is normal. If you want to keep it under $100, it can be done but you need tons of patience.

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You can spend a lot or a little. It really depends on what you are trying to build and how patient you are. I would say $150 to $250 is normal. If you want to keep it under $100, it can be done but you need tons of patience.
It would be great to keep it at 100bucks. I got time. I just set up the tank. Getting back into the hobby. Been 12 years since I have had a tank up. Want to share it with my sons. They seem to be enjoying it even with just a couple fish in the tank.
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post #90 of 752 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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You can usually find good used 2-stage regulators on eBay for around $50. They don't have to say they are for CO2. If they don't come with the CGA 320 fitting to hook up to a CO2 tank, you can buy one here for about $3 plus shipping: http://www.bettymills.com/shop/produ...E312-CO-3.html

Then just follow the first couple posts in this thread for the rest of the parts needed.
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