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|11-21-2012 04:13 PM|
|Bryanmc1988||you want a "how-to" tap? or how to set up what i have?|
|11-21-2012 09:29 AM|
|OG_Plantmore||That's awesome! You should post a how-to.|
|11-21-2012 01:46 AM|
ok so i got tired of looking for a solenoid that would work and betta wouldnt sell a custom manifold alone so i took the time to find the parts to "Tap" my own hole into the clippard manifold and here is the new look to my co2 setup with the manifold.... manifold with a custom 1/8" npt port and it holds the weight fine... no problems... no leaks also...
|11-09-2012 06:36 PM|
As someone who is attempting to use the Clippard solenoid as well, I'd agree with the previous comments and advise to use the Burkert solenoid. Much less hassle connecting and a debatable heat difference.
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|11-09-2012 05:03 PM|
|Bryanmc1988||i'm not that worry about heat but i think the less heat the better due to the spring thats keeping the valve close when off... to much or to long of a heat can wear out the spring faster...|
|11-09-2012 04:55 PM|
Originally Posted by Bryanmc1988 View Post
If you are worried about heat, check out ballasts and light bulbs. These pose a slight danger.
|11-09-2012 04:38 PM|
|Bryanmc1988||will look into doing so... thanks for the help also the burkert 2822 is that the lowest watt ? i guess the lower the watts the less heat it gives out as i heard... also is there one in a 12vdc or a 24vdc doesnt matter or play into any heat problems?|
|11-09-2012 02:45 AM|
|oldpunk78||Go to fleabay, search burkert 2822. By that and a 24vdc power source. Problem solved. Sell the mouse in the for sale section here.|
|11-09-2012 02:41 AM|
|Bryanmc1988||any links to a good hear or burkert that is cheap but very relay-able?|
|11-09-2012 02:21 AM|
I've broken the threads off of several of those #10-32 parts by simply bumping them or tightening them too tight. They are just too fragile for me. I have no plans to use them again. I think that anyone that uses them would be wise to have some backup replacement parts and fittings. Added cost!
Heat and Burkert solenoids should not be an issue.
|11-09-2012 02:03 AM|
i already bought the clippard solenoid and the manifold... wanted something less hot sort of speak....
and why not stick with my solenoid now? lol thats an easy one... i dont trust it being on a timer xD the stock spring to keep the solenoid close got to hot and wear off in 10 mins... CRAP stuff dont go cheap unless u want crap stuff, learn it the hand way... so i took it apart as the stock spring cant even hold back a 15psi without a leak... i open it up and took a clicking pen spring... and then wrap it around the valve on the solenoid as a replacement... so fair it can hold back a 40psi no problem... let say its on a timer and i am not home and it wears out or leaks bla bla bla and lights go out... and then guess what... co2 flood and die shrimps... so now u know why i dont trust it... a replacement is a better option... as of right now i only run it manually by plugging it in when i am home and when i know i am around when the lights are still on, when i leave i unplug the solenoid and turn off the 5lb tank valve... better to be on the safe side then sorry...
|11-09-2012 12:47 AM|
|clang||Do you already have the mouse solenoid? If not, a Burkert 6011, 6011A, 2822, etc solenoid would be an easy swap for your setup.|
|11-09-2012 12:46 AM|
|oldpunk78||Why not just stay with a solenoid with 1/8 ports anyway?|
|11-09-2012 12:41 AM|
well i wanted something like a parelle setup with everything can be in one place as its not like i will be messing with it all day every day... so after about 3 days i got it dial in and now it sits the way it does... like someone told me... if everything is good why change it
Originally Posted by In.a.Box View Post
not really, what i am using is not copper so how can that be dangerous? its solid brass lead free pipe fittings... it wouldnt be a good idea on a SW tank but i'm using it on FW so no worrys... beside i dont see why SW or FW matter's as it wont be touching water anyways...
|11-09-2012 12:41 AM|
Let the Pro do it ... rookie shouldn't play with something that can kill them.
Stainless steel is your only pick ^^
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