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post #151 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-11-2014, 05:47 PM
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How much should I pay for a used stainless steel regulator?

How much is worth of buy one?


30-50 dollars shipped.

edit: i assumed you were talking about buying from ebay. if you meant from someone who builds systems then it really depends on model, condition, and demand. the criteria that alan posted below is very similar to what i use to price regulators.

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How much should I pay for a used stainless steel regulator?
How much is worth of buy one?
It depends on what you are looking at. I usually use these guidelines to come up with the price.
1. Retail price
2. Condition
3. Popularity (on the forums)

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30-50 dollars shipped.

edit: i assumed you were talking about buying from [Ebay Link Removed] if you meant from someone who builds systems then it really depends on model, condition, and demand. the criteria that alan posted below is very similar to what i use to price regulators.

yes. that's what I mean from free bay.
I mean a dual stage SS regulator.


30 to 50 shipped? any kind of deal like this on free bay?
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yes. that's what I mean from free bay.
I mean a dual stage SS regulator.


30 to 50 shipped? any kind of deal like this on free bay?
There are always killer deals on ebay
you just needa know where to look and what to search up. It takes a lot of work to trawl ebay (which is part of the reason why custom/pre built systems cost so much. we have to spend time looking for suitable regulators and we take the risk of buying duds that don't work) but if you have the time and patience i guarantee you could find a sweet deal. Albeit in the past few years good deals have become harder and harder to come by because advocating diy builds fuels demand on ebay and drives the prices up, but they're still there. I don't buy as many regulators as I used to but when I do search ebay I've been able to find concoa 412's and SS air product regulators for 30-40 dollars shipped. 2 years ago I bought all my hpt 500's for 30 shipped a piece. Now all I can find are people selling them for 100 dollars.
Best deals come from people who mislabel their auction or don't know what they're selling.

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finally i build my own shiny regulator , thanks to all you guys in the regulator section
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I've decided to keep two builds. I have an ALL stainless steel and an ALL brass unit completely set up for use. Here's one of them.



























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Just finished my 100% stainless steel baby.

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I'm just gonna ask because it doesn't make sense to me; why go through the trouble of using the tube fittings and the use push to connect couplers?

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They are beautiful, well done, mathman, you put a lot of efforts into both the systems.
And after you and Alan's two output parker system, I am thinking about making some more multiple output rigs, but not have the time, :-(

Anyway, there are some were built couple weeks ago, not much special, single stage, just small in size, the rare matheson miniature reg.
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I'm just gonna ask because it doesn't make sense to me; why go through the trouble of using the tube fittings and the use push to connect couplers?

Aesthetics. You could argue that the coupler is so close to the regulator but again...it was my own personal choice as I think the brass tube fitting fits the whole brass look of the unit.

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I'm just gonna ask because it doesn't make sense to me; why go through the trouble of using the tube fittings and the use push to connect couplers?
Push to connect is not permanent, and fast disconnect/connect. :-)
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They are beautiful, well done, mathman, you put a lot of efforts into both the systems.
And after you and Alan's two output parker system, I am thinking about making some more multiple output rigs, but not have the time, :-(

Anyway, there are some were built couple weeks ago, not much special, single stage, just small in size, the rare matheson miniature reg.

Thanks! I enjoyed assembling both regulators. I wish I can continue doing more but It's better to stop.

I have extra fittings and a brass Burkert 6011 I need to sell now.

I also have a 100% leak free HPT 500...

And another parker nv.

Time to get rid of all.

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PS. I like the miniature matheson. How good are those Push connect with built in NV?
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