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Old 04-02-2013, 11:35 PM   #376
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I'm dying to see how these post body look with the SMC Solenoids. Also, you can get a solenoid with a cover like the SMC VQ series where the heat is inside but it's way bigger and bulky compare to the VDW series.

Hopefully we see some new pictures from Tails or Oldpunk, I think it going to be great.
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Thanks for the pictures and nice looking build. That solenoid add a nice clean touch. No more funky and big solenoids with 4+ watts. A month ago, we were all talking about a small yet low power solenoid with 1/8 ports, this could be "THEE" solenoid to get.

How warm would you say it is compare to other ones? You haven't hook it up yet have you Josh?
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Thanks for the pictures and nice looking build. That solenoid add a nice clean touch. No more funky and big solenoids with 4+ watts. A month ago, we were all talking about a small yet low power solenoid with 1/8 ports, this could be "THEE" solenoid to get.

How warm would you say it is compare to other ones? You haven't hook it up yet have you Josh?
I haven't tried it out yet. I still need another 24vdc adapter.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:43 AM   #380
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Look at what just arrived...
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^ Nice score! That looks really clean and new, I guess you got another build on your hands. Its good timing, SMC solenoid going to be available soon.

Hey Josh, what kind of DC adapter would it look like? Would it be the one with various plugs? I have a spare one lying around but have no idea how to connect them.

How would you hook that up?
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It looks brand new...I hope it works like a new unit too.



BTW, it is a pain in the ass to remove the cga.
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Tell me about it! I remember PMing you about removing those darn gauges. The only piece I didn't remove myself was the CGA 580 connection, the welding store did it for me with no charge.

Speaking of removing gauges, I think I have to remove my LP gauge for the post body. Just have to wait till those SMC come in and then I can try to macguyer some way to connect the pieces.

I think this is an awesome time for custom builds, we got the Parker H3 and soon the SMC SS. Good times ahead fellas, good times.
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^ Nice score! That looks really clean and new, I guess you got another build on your hands. Its good timing, SMC solenoid going to be available soon.

Hey Josh, what kind of DC adapter would it look like? Would it be the one with various plugs? I have a spare one lying around but have no idea how to connect them.

How would you hook that up?
24V DC power supply, from evil bay, about $4.50 a piece.
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Hey Josh, what kind of DC adapter would it look like? Would it be the one with various plugs? I have a spare one lying around but have no idea how to connect them.

How would you hook that up?
You would just be looking for a low amperage 24vdc wall wort. (preferably switching) I solder and shrink wrap the wires.
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I was not successful in removing the cga on this VTS 450D. Ill have to take it to my local mechanic and ask to see if he could remove them for me.

Meanwhile,

Here's my decision on the post body:







It uses the least amount of fittings and is as close to the regulator as possible with a nice clean look in my opinion. What do you guys think? I will be using two fabco NV-55-18 metering valves and two 1/8" MNPT hex nipple to connect the bubble counters.

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Old 04-05-2013, 12:45 AM   #390
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I went to my local mechanic and he let me use his vise bench to remove the cga from the VTS 450D. I will begin testing for leaks tonight. Meanwhile, here's how it'll look:









Next to an iPhone 5:



Let me know what you guys think.
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