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Anyone know a good way to remove sticker glue? I took those stickers off my regulator and now it's sticky.



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Try Goof Off. Or rubbing alcohol.
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Acetone, isopropanol, or Goof off (which is just a bunch of organic solvents mixed together) should be fine on metal.

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help with check valves

OK so i dont know much about the rebuilt regulators, but i am slowly gathering parts, i managed to pick up a swag-ss-ss2 unsure of any other designation.. 1/8th . im waiting on a regulator dual gauge .. unknown brand.. one i guess i can't say. but if i can its an aquatech,, my local hardware said they would have most if not all connectors, but i dont know if the meter needs double ferrels or not.. I also want a good check valve, and that is my question, what is the best or best for less, check valve.. looking for reccomendations, any reccomendations or help, im not the sharpest tack in the pile but really want a good regulator for my planted tank.. Sorry if this has already been answered..

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The metering valve that you have has standard tube fittings. If you want to convert them to (say) NPT fittings, you will need a tube fitting to NPT fitting (a few dollars).

Usually, the adapters will come with the ferrules that are needed. Be sure to read up on Swagelok's documentation for how to properly "Swage" (their terminology) the two parts together.

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For the the Victor 450, which fittings do you use on the LP output so that the angle is 180 degree instead of pointing downward.
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The metering valve that you have has standard tube fittings. If you want to convert them to (say) NPT fittings, you will need a tube fitting to NPT fitting (a few dollars).

Usually, the adapters will come with the ferrules that are needed. Be sure to read up on Swagelok's documentation for how to properly "Swage" (their terminology) the two parts together.
Thanks for the quick reply.

so like i said i dont really understand, by standard are you referring to BST? i dont have a problem with deciding on a solenoid, thats not an issue, its all the other little things.
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For the the Victor 450, which fittings do you use on the LP output so that the angle is 180 degree instead of pointing downward.
You can use several angled pieces to achieve any angle you desire.

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so like i said i dont really understand, by standard are you referring to BST? i dont have a problem with deciding on a solenoid, thats not an issue, its all the other little things.
BST is the British standard. NPT is what is commonly used in North America.

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I am back, co2 equipment questions pl post here

SMC VDW250-6G-1-M5 COMPACT SOLENOID 12 VDC
Found this solenoid on fleabay. Will it work with our app?

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Isn't bettatail selling that for 12 bucks? Got a picture of that?



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can someone PLEASE link me to a GOOD regulator? i have my tank ready to go, just need the regulator with all the bells and whistles that it needs! my budget is 170.00 would prefer to spend around 100 tho or my wife will put my balls in a vice hahahaha
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I just purchased a Matheson 8L-590 Body. I know I need a Solenoid, Needle valve, Check Valve, Diffuser.

I am looking at the Clippard Max for the Solenoid, Bubble Counter, Check Valve & Diffuser from Evilbay.

I'm looking at Swagelok Needle Valve, but the evil bay has so many different kinds. What exactly am I looking for? I've used Darkblades guide but I didn't have a model number listed. Evilbay has many listed ranging from 30-200$. I'm aiming at the 30-40$ range. I can PM links to what I'm looking at and if it would work.
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Re: I am back, co2 equipment questions pl post here

I can't answer your question, but you can post item numbers. Just don't post links. That might help you get an answer.

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SMC VDW250-6G-1-M5 COMPACT SOLENOID 12 VDC
Found this solenoid on fleabay. Will it work with our app?
I ended up getting the SMC VDW21-5G-2-01-L. The orifice size is 1.6, port size is 1/4. The only difference is this unit is designed for pure water and the amature assembly is corrosion resistant construction. I think it's safe for use with CO2?????
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