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Old 12-29-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default What matheson regulators are the ones to use

I have been looking at the matheson ones but I do not know what ones are dual stage and decent. I bought a single stage regulator last month but am selling it once I buy a dual stage

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Matheson 3810 is one.

One of the best looking one out there, it kind of big tho.
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Stainless steel double stage,
9400 series, super rare.
3800 series, appear from time to time.
3870 series, miniature, rare
3??? Seris, old, similar to Parker Hannifin DSG 750 series, can't pull out the model number right now.

Brass double stage,
Model 8, really old, Harris standard 1/2-27 stem to body connection threads, no recommend
3120 series, same as 3800 but in brass
3104 series, heavy duty, really big and heavy.
And there are some other models available.

There is a matheson reg in S/S section right now, advertised as double stage but actually is a matheson B15 heavy duty single stage reg.
Matheson is under Harris group, some other Harris regulators are OK, work well for our system.

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What about one like a 8h. Or 8l


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What about one like a 8h. Or 8l


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if it looks like this:



..it's probably a model 8. Flaebay sellers often mislabel stuff.
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Ok yeah the local guy has one of those and another one


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I am looking for a decent dual stage for around 100 or less. I have all the post body and everything setup and as I did my home work I am getting rid of the micro matic single stage I got because I do not want any end of tank rushes.


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With a $100 budget, you can do a lot better than a model 8.

Look for a concoa 212 or 312 series or an airproducts/airgas that starts with E12 and ends with a B or a C. Also try searching for a victor vts-250b/c. There was even a new victor hpt-500 available in your price range the last time I checked. If you are patient, you'll even see stainless parkers in your price range.
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With a $100 budget, you can do a lot better than a model 8.

Look for a concoa 212 or 312 series or an airproducts/airgas that starts with E12 and ends with a B or a C. Also try searching for a victor vts-250b/c. There was even a new victor hpt-500 available in your price range the last time I checked. If you are patient, you'll even see stainless parkers in your price range.
Agreed. There are a huge number of dual stage regs, some new, that you can buy with $100. I don't know why you're looking for only a Matheson ...many models are quite nice, but they're only a fraction of what's available to you at a similar price and quality.

Concoa 212's and Victor VTS250's are my regs of choice. I also recently fell in love with GO regs, and I've taken a liking to Betta's Parker IR6000's.
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Agreed. There are a huge number of dual stage regs, some new, that you can buy with $100. I don't know why you're looking for only a Matheson ...many models are quite nice, but they're only a fraction of what's available to you at a similar price and quality.

Concoa 212's and Victor VTS250's are my regs of choice. I also recently fell in love with GO regs, and I've taken a liking to Betta's Parker IR6000's.
Where do you guys see a Matheson 3810 series for 100? I would pick it up right away, 100 without a post body kit sound good.
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Not stuck to the matheson was just recommended to me. I am just looking for good deal. I was looking at a cocoa 212 but can find one for under 100


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Not stuck to the matheson was just recommended to me. I am just looking for good deal. I was looking at a cocoa 212 but can find one for under 100


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Search ebay item number 170965546676

That's a 212 series for under $100...

and even cheaper:

121043118945
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Search ebay item number 170965546676

That's a 212 series for under $100...

and even cheaper:

121043118945
Note that FlyingHellFish (and I) are both in Canada, and if the seller even ships to Canada (the second seller does not), shipping is usually upwards of $40 (before duty and any other applicable tax).

In short, $100 is a very tight budget already. Maybe $150 is more realistic.
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Note that FlyingHellFish (and I) are both in Canada, and if the seller even ships to Canada (the second seller does not), shipping is usually upwards of $40 (before duty and any other applicable tax).

In short, $100 is a very tight budget already. Maybe $150 is more realistic.
Fed Ex and UPS sure love to tack on duties and custom, add in tracking and insurance and the price goes even higher.

I'm STILL deciding on the 8 series, that thing is huge and my 5lb Co2 tank would need to be anchored down. Maybe some 212 will be listed.

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Fed Ex and UPS sure love to tack on duties and custom, add in tracking and insurance and the price goes even higher.

I'm STILL deciding on the 8 series, that thing is huge and my 5lb Co2 tank would need to be anchored down. Maybe some 212 will be listed.
I built a Matheson 8 series awhile back (last month or so); it is indeed very large and very heavy.

I built another custom Victor VTS450D for someone, and that weighed in at nearly 9 pounds!
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