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|03-13-2013 10:10 PM|
Seller gave me a full refund.
This is my plan for a post body using an HPT 270C
Let me know what you think!
|02-27-2013 12:39 AM|
Want to DIY a co2 reg
How's it going peeps,
I purchased a VTS 250d about 3 weeks ago. I was unable to test the item as I did not have any cga to connect it with. I finally got a hold of one and tested last night and even just now.
Sadly, as I opened the gas tank slowly I noticed that the regulator was releasing gas from the small back holes:
I am assuming that this regulator is useless. I am mad as this is my very first regulator purchase. I'm a bit discourage as I was extremely excited to build my own reg. I purchased it for $50. The sellers post was titled, "new old stock" and I went based on the title and a few pics when I did the purchased.
Is the reg toasted?
|02-18-2013 10:52 PM|
Will do, thanks. I may be getting my hands on a Matheson 3104a 320 stainless regulator. I'll slowly gather the stainless steel parts to make a much nicer looking regulator setup to show off lol.
Having a self made co2 system is a bit worrisome just cause if something goes wrong I can only blame myself hehe. But it was well worth it for the experience and understanding of the system.
Thanks again for all the help in making this happen.
|02-18-2013 09:48 PM|
Good to know you got it sorted out.
Once you have everything assembled, just do another leak test with soapy water to make sure everything is nice and tight.
|02-18-2013 09:40 PM|
Well I took it in to Air Gas and they got my taken care of. Tank swapped no questions asked. They removed the previous nut/nipple from the reg, and sold the correct one to me. Worked out very well.
I hooked things up as best I could, and while it doesn't look pretty, I think it'll work out for me. I'll know for sure after I wire up the solenoid, right now it prevented any co2 from coming out since it's NC.
I has a small leak at the inlet nipple to the regulator, so pretty soon I'll be pulling that back off, scraping out the teflon tape, and re wrapping/connecting it. Hopefully that will work.
|02-18-2013 07:25 AM|
|02-18-2013 05:56 AM|
|scbrooks87||By the way sorry that some of my spaces are periods... phone update changed the touch screen keyboard and my thumb is not used to the space bar being so far over lol|
|02-18-2013 05:49 AM|
|scbrooks87||Not.in a bench.vise yet but the wrench so far cant.get enough bite. Whatever this one is doesnt have a hex nut on it so im working with plain round material. My next step will be to contact a machine shop to see what they will charge to disassemble it for me... if they can lol.|
|02-18-2013 03:46 AM|
What is the current inlet nipple? Some (like the CGA320 stem) have a hexagonal end that you can clamp down onto and use for more leverage.
|02-18-2013 03:30 AM|
|scbrooks87||So I dont think the current inlet nipple and nut are going to come off my regulator. All attempts are just ending with the pipe wrench shearing off brass. Its literally destroying material rather than turning the threads.|
|02-16-2013 05:01 AM|
Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
Looking at the "front" end (the end that would screw into another piece), you have to wrap the teflon tape clockwise (i.e. in the same direction as the threading) so that it does not unravel as you tighten the pieces.
|02-16-2013 03:54 AM|
Want to DIY a co2 reg
Any suggestions how to apply gas Teflon? It's seems to be slipping as I screw in the fittings?
|02-16-2013 03:20 AM|
Replace gauges, add in CGA320 stem and nut, for the output, you probably need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter.
From there, you have your solenoid, then a T that branches to two needle valves, and then either two mounted bubble counters or two hose barbs that go to the aquarium.
|02-16-2013 01:30 AM|
Want to DIY a co2 reg
Yay...I went to my local mechanic across the street and he removed the gauges, the outlet and cga adapter on the VTS 250
I'd like this reg to be able to be used for two tanks. Like something like this.
I've already spent $50 bucks for the regulator and would like to build this with the least expense. However, it must also be a solid build.
I'm in no hurry to be finish so help me please.
|02-12-2013 06:53 AM|
I think they use standard airline tubing, so you should be fine even without adapters. I believe standard tubing was 3/16" in dimater.
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