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Overgrowth 12-08-2012 06:56 PM

Sharing CO2 between two tanks
 
Could I use a T-Valve or a gang valve to split the CO2 output? I know you're supposed to use a dual stage regulator with two needle valves, but I really don't want to spend any more money.

oldpunk78 12-08-2012 07:37 PM

I won't work very well. You probably won't get an even split between the two. The gas will fallow the path of least resistantance.

brainwavepc.com 12-08-2012 08:16 PM

yup you have to use two needle valves and bubble counters

Darkblade48 12-08-2012 08:42 PM

+1. You will need two needle valves.

Overgrowth 12-08-2012 10:19 PM

That's what I thought. Oh well.

oldpunk78 12-09-2012 01:33 AM

You could make an in-line manifold with smc needle valves for about $25. That's about as cheap as you could do it with 1/2 way decent parts.

acitydweller 02-21-2013 07:33 PM

any leads on where to source these parts?

Darkblade48 02-21-2013 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 2608906)
any leads on where to source these parts?

You can get a T from your local hardware store.

The needle valves will have to be sourced online, most likely.

somewhatshocked 02-21-2013 09:50 PM

Yep, a manifold is pretty cheap. Needle valves should range from $5-$8 on eBay. Sometimes I've seen them at 5 for $15 as a package deal.


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