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Bennyboy 10-06-2012 03:54 PM

Building a regulator...help
 
Ok so to start off im completely new to co2. I have been running diy with yeast and sugar for a few months and i want to get something more consistent

I ordered a cheap regulator online for lack of funds. In the future i plan on replacing it with something more high end. But for now it will have to do.
The output on it is 1/4" FNPT.
Im thinking of getting clipboard solenoid, and fabco nv-55 needle valve.

There are a few options on clipboard and im not sure which is ideal. How do i get everything to fit together. Do i get the 1/4 solenoid and find the connections at home depot. If so would there be fittings that will be able to connect 1/4 to 10/32 for the needle valve.
And for voltage there are a few different options, does that matter?
I know these question might seem simple, and they did to me a few hrs ago. But now after going from site to site i cant seem to make a decision and could use some input. Any help would be great

kevmo911 10-07-2012 12:34 PM

You need a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter (Home Depot), make sure you get all the parts for the solenoid (there are a couple you'll have to buy if going straight from Clippard), I'd suggest 120v if you don't want to have to solder in an adapter, and 10-32 threaded pieces you'll need to get from somebody here or online somewhere else - I've never seen them in a store. You can get them from Clippard if you order their solenoid.

Generally, you'll want to run with 1/8" fittings unless you have to switch up or down for a component.

Bennyboy 10-07-2012 08:46 PM

It seems clippard has changed there site up since yesterday. im prob gonna order from rex griggs. He has the solenoid and needle valve and i can prob see if he has the fittings to.

oldpunk78 10-07-2012 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bennyboy (Post 2035872)
It seems clippard has changed there site up since yesterday. im prob gonna order from rex griggs. He has the solenoid and needle valve and i can prob see if he has the fittings to.

DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM REX'S SITE!!!! You will not get it. He hasn't been active on the forums in years.

Bennyboy 10-07-2012 09:14 PM

Huh, ok thats good to know. Where would you suggest i go?

Bluek24a4 10-07-2012 09:20 PM

One of the vendors on this forum.

Bennyboy 10-07-2012 09:23 PM

How do i find out whothe vendors are?

Bluek24a4 10-07-2012 10:12 PM

Check out oldpunk78 and Bettatail.


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