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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Quick CO2 Question

I just did my first regulator build and i am about to hook it up to my tank and i don't want to damage any parts. I read on a thread here (i think it was oldpunks) that you want to have your regulator wide open when you hook it up to your tank or else you risk blowing the low pressure gauge. If you have it wide open, will this have an ill effect on any of my other parts down the line like the solenoid or needle valve?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM
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You want the adjustment knob unscrewed. Not screwed in.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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ok i got that part but i was wondering if the pressure that is running through the regulator will damage the solenoid on the other side or do you have to screw the adjuster back in to get working pressure? If that makes sense.
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If you have the working pressure completely loose there won't be any gas to gonto the solenoid as the working pressure would be 0.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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ok thats what i was wondering. so the tighter the knob the more working pressure there is. thanks
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