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Bryanmc1988 11-08-2012 09:34 PM

10-32 pipe adapter weigh help?
how much weight can a 10-32 UNF Male Brass Pipe Adapter hold as it will be place on my setup picture shown below... i am using this adapter it is a 1/8" female npt x 10-32 UNF male brass adapter

P.S. 1/8" x 10-32 UNF adapter - if any one knows where to get one for cheap as i see right now its $5.25 USD ea shipped... any one knows where i can get one for cheaper? (homedepot and lowes do not have them... looked local but cant seem to find any on carrying them)
this will fit on my clippard manifold - here is a photo:

i will be replacing my old solenoid and i will be adding this as a replacement and i was wondering do you thing with that adapter will hold all this weigh of my setup? look here photo:

oldpunk78 11-08-2012 09:39 PM

NO!! Don't even bother with the mouse solenoid with that. It will break. You can break those with just one small needle valve let alone 3 massive ones.

Bryanmc1988 11-08-2012 10:49 PM

break my solenoid valve? how will it break it? unless u mean the brass adapter can snap from the manifold cause of the weigh... ?

oldpunk78 11-08-2012 10:52 PM

The adapter (or any 10-32 fitting) can't handle near that amount of stress.

Bryanmc1988 11-08-2012 11:33 PM

so can i just build a manifold that has the in-port/out-port a 1/8npt? and drill the holes on top like the manifold above for the solenoid, will that help keep things in place and working the way it should...

PlantedRich 11-08-2012 11:36 PM

Rather than fight and wonder if it will hold, why not add a bit of tubing between the units and mount them solidly at each point where you need them?
I like to have my adjustments at each tank and where I can reach them easily without having to crawl through a bunch of other stuff. It will just take some different adapters but it does spread the load.

In.a.Box 11-08-2012 11:41 PM

Let the Pro do it ... rookie shouldn't play with something that can kill them.
Stainless steel is your only pick ^^

Bryanmc1988 11-08-2012 11:41 PM

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 (Post 2072016)
Let the Pro do it ... rookie shouldn't play with something that can kill them.
Stainless steel is your only pick ^^

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...

oldpunk78 11-08-2012 11:46 PM

Why not just stay with a solenoid with 1/8 ports anyway?

clang 11-08-2012 11:47 PM

Do you already have the mouse solenoid? If not, a Burkert 6011, 6011A, 2822, etc solenoid would be an easy swap for your setup.

Bryanmc1988 11-09-2012 01:03 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...

clang 11-09-2012 01:21 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.

Bryanmc1988 11-09-2012 01:41 AM

any links to a good hear or burkert that is cheap but very relay-able?

oldpunk78 11-09-2012 01:45 AM

Go to fleabay, search burkert 2822. By that and a 24vdc power source. Problem solved. Sell the mouse in the for sale section here.

Bryanmc1988 11-09-2012 03:38 PM

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?

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