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post #181 of 313 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 08:23 PM
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Hahah yeah they are extremely precise. First time I played with the settings, it felt like several needle valves combine into one. Ridiculous amount of control on these things even for 60 dollars.

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post #182 of 313 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 05:42 PM
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Ah!
I am getting close with my build, the parts should all be arriving this week. My last issue is the CGA 320, the Matheson 8-590 I purchased has a weird CGA fitting, which I believe is a 580 (which it is stamped) But it doesn't look like the fitting on this website.

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I'm looking at all the different threat sizes, and would anyone happen to be familiar on what it is. I'm going to try to find one and pull it from Amazon/the bay so it can be here by the end of this week. Anyone know of the sizes!

Betta, my wife gave me the go ahead on the Berkurt, but I'm trying to get her to let me get another tank with CO2 so I may ask about that SMC again.

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the matheson 8 is old Harris standard CGA 320 thread stem, it is 1/2-27 thread.
the part number from western enterprise for this old Harris stem is "CO-7".
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Ah! Yes it is. Thanks for the prompt response!
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So this http://www.regulatortorchrepair.com/...il&edit_item=0 should work. I assume that CGA320 & CGA320FT are the same, and a standard plastic seal for the CGA320 would be universal.
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What is the maximum recommended orifice size for solenoid? I found a few solenoids but the orifice size is more than 1.6.
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Betta,
Is this normal on a parker veriflo reg? I'm referring to the opening on the second stage.


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^ completely normal.

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What is the maximum recommended orifice size for solenoid? I found a few solenoids but the orifice size is more than 1.6.
not matter, it is the connection port size, wattage and working pressure rating that matter.

but if the orifice is big, generally means lower max working pressure rating or higher power consumption.

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Is this normal on a parker veriflo reg? I'm referring to the opening on the second stage.

As oldpunk mention, it is normal. It is a release port to equalize the pressure(the outside of diaphragm and the atmosphere)
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I am back, co2 equipment questions pl post here

My Concoa 432 has arrived. Still waiting for the HPT500.


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So this http://www.regulatortorchrepair.com/...il&edit_item=0 should work. I assume that CGA320 & CGA320FT are the same, and a standard plastic seal for the CGA320 would be universal.
CGA320 is standard thread, the FT likely indicates fine thread. The two are not interchangeable.

A standard nylon washer will work for both, however.

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I am ok. The CGA320 is standard and no actual FT on the nut, the oddball thread for the inlet on the Matheson 8-590 is FT 2 1/2 | 1/2 27 FT. So all is well! All my parts are in tomorrow and pictures are soon to follow!
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My Concoa 432 has arrived. Still waiting for the HPT500.



nice completely new!

no rush to get the rest parts, will bring them to you, the best.
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Hey guys I've found a used Concoa 432 and seller wanted $75. The condition is very good. What do you think?
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nice completely new!

no rush to get the rest parts, will bring them to you, the best.
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