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Old 01-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #166
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I just soldered and shrink warped the ones I got. The wiring works either way. +/- doesn't matter.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:12 AM   #167
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So let say I find a solenoid that AC 110 or AC 120 that prewire with the DIN, 1/8 - 2 ports, would that work?

Why the work? There is like.. a million solenoid out there, beside the build quality, would any solenoid work? I don't see why not?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:31 AM   #168
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Sure, it also needs to be 2-way, normally closed and rated for a continuous duty cycle (important).

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #169
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^ Thank you ... phew
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #170
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I got this from smokin247. It has been on e_bay for couple of mos. I think a lot from TPT got this stainless Burkert S.



The listing had ended but the photo is still on e bay.

Item number: 150958633465

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NEW SS BURKERT SOLENOID VALVE 2822 2 WAY N.C. 6 BAR MAX 24V DC 2 WATT 1/8" NPT


I just found the thread.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...8&postcount=14
lucky, didn't know that the seller still had them, or you bought it in Dec, grabbed the last two?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #171
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So let say I find a solenoid that AC 110 or AC 120 that prewire with the DIN, 1/8 - 2 ports, would that work?

Why the work? There is like.. a million solenoid out there, beside the build quality, would any solenoid work? I don't see why not?
besides the right voltage and the connection port type, the most important of all, make sure the power consumption is low, or it will burn your hand and the heat will shorten the life of that solenoid.

if not be able to find a 4 watts or below, let me know, there are some high quality 6 watts that doesn't burn.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #172
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^ I'm still in search for that solenoid, was looking for one that has a DIN LED.

Anywhooo,

I decided to buy the brass CGA320 for 10 bucks, I heard the price wrong and it's actually 30 + 20 for the nickel plated ones. Unless you guys have a better source for 2inch Chrome or Nickel plated, I'm all ears.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #173
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You should just spend to $30, and get the one from victor as it is the 2" version. I started off by getting the brass for $10, only to spend more money to upgrade later - why not when you are trying to build something the way you want it to look. I mean you tank is only going to cost $20 a year or whatever depending on the size you have. So what's an extra one time purchase of $20 in the beggining?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #174
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Wait what? Where do you get both of those for 30 bucks? Is it stainless steel or is it nickel plated chrome?

I think I might need more than 2 inches, more like 2.5 inches.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #175
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http://www.jandrweldingsupply.com/st.../SpecMenu.html

Chrome is $11+$11
SS is $24+$24

SS is 2 inches, chrome probably is too.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:33 AM   #176
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^ Thanks!

Does it matter if the inlet already has a built in filter? What length do you guys usually put on, 2inch right? My gauges are kind of big, would 2inch be enough?
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You're probably gonna want the 2 1/2" nipple. The extra filter is a good thing.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #178
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Need help finding a good solenoid of evil bay. I have a clipboard mouse but do not want to have to change fittings to size up


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Old 01-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #179
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^ Send me the mouse solenoid....
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