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10-14-2014 09:06 AM
FlyingHellFish Oooh them hokes looking good, I like I like.
10-14-2014 07:07 AM
AlanLe these hoke valves we bought last time are really really good and very easy to adjust. I'm currently running on my 120p.
10-13-2014 01:05 AM
oldpunk78 Hahaha - just for the heck of it I just googled 2 stage co2 regulator. Guess what pops up 1st on google? When I wrote the original article, I never would have thought it would help so many.

Still working towards an update. I just haven't had any time at the computer.
09-22-2014 06:59 AM
AlanLe Flyingfish those needle valves look good but im not sure if they perform as good.

Here a needle valve you dont normally see.

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09-21-2014 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
You can buff them with brasso!

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That what I use, the smell is so horrible tho. Its like gym socks.


Here some other options for needle valves, these are clones of the S,M,L by Swagelok. Performance wise, the graph is identical, problem lies in logistic. The valve will cost the same as a retail Swagelok one.

Check out the metal colour handle, pretty slick no?

*** I have to look over what I wrote, I forgot which was the better option. There are least 2 more companies with Swagelok clones, not to mention the custom valves you can get from overseas. There is zillions of companies in Asia willing to produce valves for you, only problem is the min order of 100.
09-21-2014 07:00 AM
AlanLe You can buff them with brasso!

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09-21-2014 06:40 AM
FlyingHellFish @AlanLe
Nicely done, Alan! How you get brass to be so shinny? That is like a mirror finish, can you do the same for chrome?
And is that an Parker IR I see in the back?


Sure, I'm doing an inforgraph on the 4 Co2 options I have.

Hopefully a 5th *retail option* but if not, I already toss in Bettatail and your name for the running.
09-21-2014 03:41 AM
AlanLe Lol mr professional

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09-21-2014 03:37 AM
Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
Nope all hand made in the U.S.

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Forgive me for not seeing the answer you intended but I can't tell if you meant you assembled and polished the whole thing by hand in the USA or all the parts are from the USA in which case I believe the solenoid and gauges are from Germany.
09-21-2014 03:32 AM
AlanLe Nope all hand made in the U.S.

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09-21-2014 03:27 AM
Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
How about a gold system?

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Do you have access to a buffing wheel? Hahaha
09-21-2014 03:26 AM
AlanLe How about a gold system?

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09-21-2014 03:08 AM
oldpunk78 Thanks. I always forget about stuff. I've mean meaning to remember the new Clippard manifold for months now. Lol

If you guys can write stuff out in a way that I can just copy and paste, it would be a huge help as I'm never actually on a real computer anymore and busting out long ass posts with lots of technical stuff sucks.
09-21-2014 02:48 AM
FlyingHellFish Whoa, I didn't recognize your avatar Josh, I was looking for the skull and couldn't find it.
I'm writing up something similar, sort of like a 2014 parts list.

There is always a preference for certain needle valves but the one thing everyone would agree on is the mouse. Retail wise, the cost is very low and with a bit of googling, you can get them dirt cheap.

Clippard Mouse + Manifold

Needle valve:

SMC AS Clones 1/8 or 10/32
I tried out the SMC clone AS series and it was awful. Have you guys use a 10/32 AS series with low pressure? I *think that might be a good option since they are 15 bucks.

Asian Needle Valve (Generic)
Before the pitch forks and flames come out, hear me out. I think those generic ones might work if they have 1/8 NPT. I seen some great vid on them, no where as good as the Parker HR but a variable option.

New Victors:
Anyone seen these? I think they are being introduce as a lower end regulator, a step lower than the SS SGT

And the deals are still out there, there is always a good deal, it's the nature of the industry. The problem lies in the quantity, deals like this is can be found but it's rare.

09-21-2014 02:17 AM
Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
Buy gla systems.

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Yep. That's always a good option. Not really helping in updating the parts though.
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