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post #31 of 181 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 05:16 AM
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Nice build. So simple but very clean looking.

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Nice build. So simple but very clean looking.
Thanks. The idea is to use as few parts as possible and still keep it functional. The less you use, the less there is to go wrong. This was my first time using the reducing elbow. I wasn't really a fan until I actually tried it. Now I like it a lot.

The next time I try this, I'm going to see if I can make it a little more compact. Shorter long hex nipple...

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Until you try it, it's not really possible to understand how difficult it can be to screw pieces together when you need some space. When you find yourself disassembling a metering valve and removing a gauge just to be able to attach one fitting ...well, doing is believing.

I think I like that 1/4 stretch across the top, with the reducing elbow.

I've been trying to get a machinist friend of mine to build me a bunch of Mouse mounts with 1/8 ports on each side. I'll send you and Betta a couple if he ever gets around to it

Two questions - for that Burkert, is it a 120AC, and is the SS mount and shaft the only difference between it and the brass version?

And one final thought - what about putting yet another elbow where the HR3 attaches and running the HR3 straight up?
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wow, nice build!

It is a little bit coincident though, just finish a couple Concoa 412 this week, and a stainless steel Airproducts today. the full SS Airproducts is with the burkert solenoid and the parker H3L, but different style.
and a 312, 315, two 212 just came in, no time to build,
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Until you try it, it's not really possible to understand how difficult it can be to screw pieces together when you need some space. When you find yourself disassembling a metering valve and removing a gauge just to be able to attach one fitting ...well, doing is believing.

I think I like that 1/4 stretch across the top, with the reducing elbow.

I've been trying to get a machinist friend of mine to build me a bunch of Mouse mounts with 1/8 ports on each side. I'll send you and Betta a couple if he ever gets around to it

Two questions - for that Burkert, is it a 120AC, and is the SS mount and shaft the only difference between it and the brass version?

And one final thought - what about putting yet another elbow where the HR3 attaches and running the HR3 straight up?
Kick your friend in the butt and tell him to hurry up. I have a spare solenoid w/o a manifold, lol. To answer your questions, no, that Burkert is DC (doesn't get hot, just warm) and the only difference I see between the brass and SS version is the body itself. I think they use the same plunger on all of the 6011's. You just have different orifice sizes and and coil options. I just found a 2 watt DC Burkert I'm going to be trying out soon. I think it was intended for use in the medical field. It's a little smaller than the 6011. I can't find much info on it other than the standard pdf's though. It's a 2822. I did try the verical option mounting the H3. It looked a little okie to me and I did care for it. I think I have a specific opinion on how I want these things to look though.
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wow, nice build!

It is a little bit coincident though, just finish a couple Concoa 412 this week, and a stainless steel Airproducts today. the full SS Airproducts is with the burkert solenoid and the parker H3L, but different style.
and a 312, 315, two 212 just came in, no time to build,
Thanks I like Concoa. They do little things like the paint dots on the connections to let you know if anyone's messed around with them. I think there's a bit of a surplus with Concoa's right now. Usually, there kinda scarce. I know about the no time thing. I've been working 6 days a week lately. I'm tired

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What has two thumbs and likes a solid stainless regulator?







-Stainless Parker regulator
-Stainless Parker metering valve
-Stainless Burkert 6011
-Stainless Swagelok fittings
-Stainless Smith nut/nipple

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that is a very nice SS regulator, Josh!! what would that rig sell for?

just wondering, does your SS burkert 6011 solenoid have Viton/FKM seals or Buna-N seals?
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that is a very nice SS regulator, Josh!! what would that rig sell for?

just wondering, does your SS burkert 6011 solenoid have Viton/FKM seals or Buna-N seals?
Under normal circumstances, I would list this one at $500. (and probably still should) Since I don't have a lot into this one, I'm not asking that much.

That particular 6011 has a Vinton seal.

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Under normal circumstances, I would list this one at $500. (and probably still should) Since I don't have a lot into this one, I'm not asking that much.

That particular 6011 has a Viton seal.
thanks a bunch for the info. it sure looks nice!!! good luck with its sale.
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Is Burkert 6011 A model a Vinton or Buna seal?
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post #41 of 181 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 05:36 PM
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Josh where did you get the stainless cga320 from? I can't find them locally and haven't started searching online for them yet.

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nice, I have the same reg in storage, got it as new, it is a waste to build it though, the reg itself is $800+, and it is a current model that offer by parker, so the proper price outside of industrial parts logistic supply chain, is about half of that retail, which is around $400.
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Josh where did you get the stainless cga320 from? I can't find them locally and haven't started searching online for them yet.
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That's where I got it. I'm sure there are cheaper options but I don't build too many stainless regs...

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nice, I have the same reg in storage, got it as new, it is a waste to build it though, the reg itself is $800+, and it is a current model that offer by parker, so the proper price outside of industrial parts logistic supply chain, is about half of that retail, which is around $400.
It's a waste as in you'd make more off of it to just re-sell it?

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