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post #16 of 100 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 03:03 AM
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Beautiful regulator. One question, am I seeing liquid inside the SS gauges??
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post #17 of 100 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 03:06 AM
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A lot of industrial gauges will use glycerin (I think... or some other oil) in the gauges for dampening reasons.

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A lot of industrial gauges will use glycerin (I think... or some other oil) in the gauges for dampening reasons.
Is it brand specific?



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The higher end gauges (check WIKA and Ashcroft, for example) have variations of each model that are dry or liquid-filled. For us, the only reason to go liquid-filled is if we find them at a good price. Other than that, it's an aesthetics thing.
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Messer, rare left handed regulator

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post #26 of 100 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 07:37 PM
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beautiful regulators, i am drooling just looking at them. i see some red stuff on the connectors on the last pics, is that red loctite or is plumbing tape good enough?
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post #27 of 100 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 08:59 PM
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What solenoid is that round silver one? Is it NPT sized threads like the burkert?

Aquariumplants.com is out of stock on burkert solenoids and I need an alternative place to get one.
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beautiful regulators, i am drooling just looking at them. i see some red stuff on the connectors on the last pics, is that red loctite or is plumbing tape good enough?
The only red thing I see looks like some tape (?) on the regulator body. There does not appear to be any red Loctite at any of the joints.

In general, teflon tape is good enough for our purposes.

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What solenoid is that round silver one? Is it NPT sized threads like the burkert?
Looks like a Clippard mouse solenoid to me. It has #10/32 ports, but you can tap 1/8" NPT holes.

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Re: co2 system quick assemble pictures

Bettatail custom taps those manifolds to accept the tube fitting threads of those metering valves. From what I understand, tapping those to 1/8npt is difficult and has a high fail rate.

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What solenoid is that round silver one? Is it NPT sized threads like the burkert?

Aquariumplants.com is out of stock on burkert solenoids and I need an alternative place to get one.
That a numatic solenoid, I wanted one so bad. I think it's 10/32 like the Clippard. Bettail changes the manifold to 1/8 NPT, I'm sure it works fine. BUT, there is another solenoid that already has 1/8 NPT and is the same size.

Bettail, what happen to that japanese regulator you were making?



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