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12-31-2012 08:09 PM
oldpunk78
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Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish View Post
Fed Ex and UPS sure love to tack on duties and custom, add in tracking and insurance and the price goes even higher.

I'm STILL deciding on the 8 series, that thing is huge and my 5lb Co2 tank would need to be anchored down. Maybe some 212 will be listed.
Totally off track here, buy FWIW the 212 is probably heavier than the model 8. It's a solid bar stock unit as where the 8 isn't. It's also pretty big in general. That's one of the main reasons I opted for a 312 for my personal reg. It's probably a lb and a half lighter plus I think its better looking.
12-31-2012 06:16 PM
sbarbee54 Thanks for all the help my rebranded concoa 212 gets here wend


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12-31-2012 02:36 AM
Mostro
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it is the rule, can't link any evil bay material, so pm'ed.
It was very considerate of you to put a list together. I was making a feeble joke about the lack of photos showcasing drool-inducing builds that usually accompany these threads. I already have a regulator for an imaginary tank which has yet to materialize .

If anyone else is interested in what's available I'm happy to forward this excellent list of current auction items that Betta compiled. Send me a PM. You sir are a scholar and a gentleman. *doffs his hat*
12-31-2012 02:30 AM
Bettatail
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In the last month I bought 2 brand new regulators: Matheson SS 3816 ($88 shipped) and Concoa 312 ($77 shipped). Bettatail told me I was a fool (he is right) but I'm happy.

Even though Matheson Series 8 are HUGE, I've been running one with 2 neeedle valves for a couple of years - their are real workhorses.
Cost a little bit high but still went for a stainless steel Concoa 332($75), it is really rare, built several 312 but never had a chance to touch a 332,

There is one stainless steel Parker Hannifin DSG 750 series reg currently, pm me I will send you the link.
12-31-2012 02:18 AM
Bettatail
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I find the lack of regulator pron in this thread disturbing.
it is the rule, can't link any evil bay material, so pm'ed.
12-31-2012 01:36 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish View Post
Fed Ex and UPS sure love to tack on duties and custom, add in tracking and insurance and the price goes even higher.

I'm STILL deciding on the 8 series, that thing is huge and my 5lb Co2 tank would need to be anchored down. Maybe some 212 will be listed.
I built a Matheson 8 series awhile back (last month or so); it is indeed very large and very heavy.

I built another custom Victor VTS450D for someone, and that weighed in at nearly 9 pounds!
12-31-2012 01:16 AM
Mostro I find the lack of regulator pron in this thread disturbing.
12-30-2012 09:58 PM
FlyingHellFish
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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
Note that FlyingHellFish (and I) are both in Canada, and if the seller even ships to Canada (the second seller does not), shipping is usually upwards of $40 (before duty and any other applicable tax).

In short, $100 is a very tight budget already. Maybe $150 is more realistic.
Fed Ex and UPS sure love to tack on duties and custom, add in tracking and insurance and the price goes even higher.

I'm STILL deciding on the 8 series, that thing is huge and my 5lb Co2 tank would need to be anchored down. Maybe some 212 will be listed.
12-30-2012 09:43 PM
OVT In the last month I bought 2 brand new regulators: Matheson SS 3816 ($88 shipped) and Concoa 312 ($77 shipped). Bettatail told me I was a fool (he is right) but I'm happy.

Even though Matheson Series 8 are HUGE, I've been running one with 2 neeedle valves for a couple of years - their are real workhorses.
12-30-2012 06:27 PM
sbarbee54 Thanks just got that 212 for just under 80 shipped


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12-30-2012 07:30 AM
Darkblade48
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Originally Posted by oldpunk78 View Post
Search ebay item number 170965546676

That's a 212 series for under $100...

and even cheaper:

121043118945
Note that FlyingHellFish (and I) are both in Canada, and if the seller even ships to Canada (the second seller does not), shipping is usually upwards of $40 (before duty and any other applicable tax).

In short, $100 is a very tight budget already. Maybe $150 is more realistic.
12-30-2012 05:18 AM
kevmo911 Yeah, it's tough for people to understand sometimes, but many, and sometimes most, of the suggested models, are rebranded. Concoa and Praxair joined forces some years back, for example. And Airgas doesn't actually make any of their own regs.

Yes, what I'm saying is that both of the links oldpunk mentioned are Concoa 212's, regardless of the name on the front of the knob.
12-30-2012 04:20 AM
oldpunk78
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Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
Not stuck to the matheson was just recommended to me. I am just looking for good deal. I was looking at a cocoa 212 but can find one for under 100


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Search ebay item number 170965546676

That's a 212 series for under $100...

and even cheaper:

121043118945
12-30-2012 03:58 AM
Bettatail Guys, aim for the japanese regs, I am still working on getting more info.
-swagelok and pacific scientific gauges are re-branded Nogano keiki, and in industrial world, japanese manufactures have good reputation producing high grade SS equipment.
I've been wondering for a while, are those top of the line SS regs from major brands, made in japan?

Have a japanese Chiyoda seiko, and a German Messer(not the re-branded Victor HPT270) double stage regulator, not yet build them but look really nice.
12-30-2012 03:44 AM
FlyingHellFish There was one under a 100, the seller didn't ship to Canada. Long story short, Oldpunk has a 212 for sale for 235. Go ask him.

My search continues...
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