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What is the model for the Swagelok B-SS4-VH, but with the metering handle on the side so you could do a top mount bubble counter.

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Manzpants, search for ebay item #271129947466, they're selling a Swagelok B-SS4 metering valve for $30 including free shipping. They sell for $95 directly from Swagelok.

Here's the link for the B-SS4 on Swagelok's site for more tech info:
http://swagelok.com/search/find_prod...rt=B-SS4&item=
Note that if you want to use this, you will need 1/4" Swagelok to 1/8" NPT fittings.

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Where can I buy that I can not find that online


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B-ss4-a-vh. Where can I buy one I cannot find one online e for sale


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Not sure if I shared these or not :/


Yeah... that's a sweet build...well done sir. I have the same Parker MV and Burkert solenoid as pictured (as do dozens of PT members I'm sure LOL) but still need the SS parts to kit it together. Very nice assembly. I like the reducing elbow, it seems the perfect part. Perhaps a shorter 1/4" nipple... if the AC wires from the solenoid allow for it.


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That's something you either have to wait and be patient for on eBay or just order it new from Swagelok.
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Yeah... that's a sweet build...well done sir. I have the same Parker MV and Burkert solenoid as pictured (as do dozens of PT members I'm sure LOL) but still need the SS parts to kit it together. Very nice assembly. I like the reducing elbow, it seems the perfect part. Perhaps a shorter 1/4" nipple... if the AC wires from the solenoid allow for it.
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I actually like the proportions better with the 2" long nipple. Here's a pic from the front of my regulator:



The Parker at the bottom of that group of pics actually has the 1-1/2" long nipple you're talking about:

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a new concoa 212 is around $300 retail, but other chrome plated similar double stage, are $500+ retail, that is why I choose shinny 212 only at low price, if it is too much, I skip it.

the swagelok angle pattern metering valve, there are actually plenty, but with a vernier handle, is kind of rare, the vernier handle alone is $20 from swagelok.

pm'ed, some of the right metering valves on evil bay.
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Here's an interesting project.



A VCR ported Parker Veriflo IR6000 series.

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^ Well, I have all the parts in except the cga-320 stuff. Got all the vcr fittings and gaskets and adapters and stuff. I know there are cga parts floating around out there with vcr ends. lol - I have no idea where to look for them though. I just I'll just have to bite the bullet and use a regular npt version. :'(

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Josh, let me know if you need anything for you VCR regulator(before you order them from swagelok), I have VCR connectors/adapters, VCR pressure gauges, isolation valve(solenoid exclusive for VCR, but not call a "solenoid" anymore), VCR check valve, and a couple different models of metering valves in VCR connection.

The VCR ported CGA320 stem is a special order item, will at least double what you paid for the Parker regulator.
you can use a VCR to 1/4" npt female adapter, so hook it up to the CGA 320 stem.

I am building a stand for my 168G planted tank currently(and my first priority, the old particle board stand is about to crumble) , once it is done, the next project is semi-auto water change system and the 55G sump system, then will be a vacuum connection co2 system, mounted under the stand.
need to put the Chell mechanical precision needle valve into use, it is VCR connection
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Ok, regulator gurus... I've been reading and following, and reading and forgetting... I just made my first regulator this weekend but it's a single stage victor. I'm already looking for a dual stage. BUT seeing as ebay is a quagmire here are some questions.

1) What type of regulator is useful for us? (I know this is a huge question, read on) Obviously a CO2 reg will work, what about oxygen, or acetylene, inert gas, nitrogen, argon?

2) Can the connection be changed from one to another? Lots of them come with something other than CGA 320.

3) What about pressure range? Lots will list 0-4000psi and 0-100 psi. So that's high and low sides of the regulator but does the regulator itself decide those pressures or can you just change the gauges to whatever you want?

4) Is brand name important? This might be better answered with a 'what to stay away from.'

Thanks guys, I've really enjoyed learning all this stuff. Keep going with all those shiny new regulators!
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Ok, regulator gurus... I've been reading and following, and reading and forgetting... I just made my first regulator this weekend but it's a single stage victor. I'm already looking for a dual stage. BUT seeing as ebay is a quagmire here are some questions.

1) What type of regulator is useful for us? (I know this is a huge question, read on) Obviously a CO2 reg will work, what about oxygen, or acetylene, inert gas, nitrogen, argon?

2) Can the connection be changed from one to another? Lots of them come with something other than CGA 320.

3) What about pressure range? Lots will list 0-4000psi and 0-100 psi. So that's high and low sides of the regulator but does the regulator itself decide those pressures or can you just change the gauges to whatever you want?

4) Is brand name important? This might be better answered with a 'what to stay away from.'

Thanks guys, I've really enjoyed learning all this stuff. Keep going with all those shiny new regulators!
well, I refuse to answer because the answer will be pages long, so my best advice is to keep reading.

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