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post #106 of 181 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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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?
CO2 and inert gases are the usual regulators to look into.

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2) Can the connection be changed from one to another? Lots of them come with something other than CGA 320.
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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?
Changing the gauges will change the range at which the pressures can be read, but will not change the (say) delivery pressure.

An analogy is changing the speedometer on your car. If you change it to a range from 0 to 500 km/hr, it does not mean your car's engine can go that fast

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4) Is brand name important? This might be better answered with a 'what to stay away from.'
Not really. The usual brands make sturdy industrial regulators that are often more than what we need for our hobby.

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That first pic is terrible...



I've gotta admit, these Parkers are my new favorites. The machine work on these things is just tremendous.

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Finished up my first 10 output regulator this evening.




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post #110 of 181 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 03:28 AM
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What needle valves are you using on that manifold?

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Those are SMC AS1200.

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post #112 of 181 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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So... I'm about to build another parker ir6000. I'm trying to keep the whole thing parker if possible this time which means I need to source a low wattage, stainless parker solenoid. Anyone have any input for me?

I just don't have a lot of time to search anymore and I don't know of any yet..
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No but can it buy parts from you like everything you used in the concoa build above, but the solenoid and metering valve I have that I just need all the others to finish my build of a new concoa 212


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Sorry, selling parts isn't something I offer unless I have extra stuff sitting around.
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You're looking for the 201LG1 Series - 1/8"G, the only two that has low wattage is in 2.0W and 2.5W



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You're looking for the 201LG1 Series - 1/8"G, the only two that has low wattage is in 2.0W and 2.5W
Thank you! I'm going to have my maintenance manager put one of those on order for me.

I pretty much have access to anything parker at work but digging through that monster book really sucks. It's way easier to just give my friend a part number and have it included in an order.
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Always wanted a Concoa 212 or 312, close enough I say.



Who brought the red one? I wanted that one. I'm missing one part, had to use an old DICI needle valve to do the test. *Finger cross.

Edit: So the one piece that is usually unless in a build, the one piece that people toss aside, the one piece I needed to work for my inline, did not work. Manual on/off, curse you!



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Well.... Budwiser told me to just order the gauges i wanted.

My next project should include:

a stainless Parker regulator
all Parker stainless pipe fittings
a stainless 2w solenoid
a stainless angle version metering valve with vernier handle
and some really sweat wika gauges that you don't see very often

wish me luck. It's been a while since I put one together. .
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Stupid USPS. They broke my 3000 psi gauge. 3 more business days. ..
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