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  1. herns
    04-15-2009 12:52 AM - permalink
    I see. Im getting a clear picture here.

    So, from your CO2 tank you have these connections/ fittings:
    I would name it--

    1st--CGA-320 Nut and Nipple Fitting
    2nd--Your Concoa Regulator
    3rd--4" long steel pipe with 1/4" male fittings on both ends
    5th--1/4" NTP male fitting with 1/8" hose barb
    6th--CO2 tubing
    7th-- What is this "cross" piece ? Is this a neddle valve?
  2. bsmith
    04-14-2009 03:11 PM - permalink
    Really the 4" pics is ideal because it gives you clearance from the regulator. I guess you could get a 2" tube but I thought the 4" was perfect for my needs. All you would really need is something that has 1/4" NPT male fittings on both sides.

    The copper piece coming out of the solenoid is a 1/4" NTP male fitting with a 1/8" hose barb on it.
  3. herns
    04-13-2009 10:32 PM - permalink
    1-What other option I can use besides that 4" long metal piece attached to the Solenoid?
    2-What is that piece that comes after the Solenoid? (The piece that holds the CO2 tubing from the Solenoid).

    Thanks for the reply.
  4. bsmith
    04-12-2009 01:52 AM - permalink
    Yes, I removed the valve. It was just one extra thing to possibly have leak so I just eliminated it.

    The long metal deal is just a 4" long pipe with 1/4" male fittings so I could attatch my solenoid to my regulator. It was the smallest the place I was at had.
  5. herns
    04-11-2009 05:42 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have to ask you one question at a time to make sure I understand everything before I buy the kit for my . Its hard to be a first timer- without knowledge of those kits being assembled to the regulator.

    "You need to get a NPT fitting that will screw into the co2 tank ."--If this is a CGA-320 nut and nipple fitting you are talking about, then I already have this.

    Question 1: It seems that you removed the needle valve that came with the regulator.
    Question 2: (Please Refer to the your picture, 2nd from the top.) What is that long straight metal/ steel piece between the Solenoid and the regulator?

    Thats all for now. Those pictures that you posted somehow gave me an idea about your regulator.

  6. bsmith
    04-08-2009 10:36 PM - permalink
    Nice regulator. You need to get a NPT fitting that will screw into the co2 tank . You can keep the little control valve on the output side if you want, it looks like there is a fitting for 1/16" id tubing. Here are some pics of mine.


    After I switched the output side to assept the solenoid.
  7. herns
    04-08-2009 09:23 PM - permalink

    Left C mentioned that you own a Concoa Regulator.
    I got one recently from Ebay for just $35. Brand new. But I do not have an idea how to assemble it. Left C helped me some of it but he is only familiar with Victor Regulator.

    Can you please help me what to buy to assemble this regulator?
    This is my first ever presurrized set up for many years using DIY. I hope I can get a lot of help from you.


    Here's my new toy.

  8. bsmith
    02-23-2009 10:18 PM - permalink
    Yup, Send me a PM.
  9. MyEdsul
    02-23-2009 10:07 PM - permalink
    BK told me you had a couple of plants I was looking for ... cool! Paypal?
  10. bsmith
    11-07-2008 03:27 AM - permalink
    Cant you turn your disconnects off?

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