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Old 04-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #31
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Honestly I wouldn't even use a bubble counter. They are notorious for messing stuff up and mostly for aesthetics. If you feel like you need one try a cheap in line type.

What type of check valve do you have between the metering valve and the bubble counter?

The drop in pressure/output between the bubble counter and the end if the hose indicates a leak. Although the size of the bubbles at each location is probably different so you need to take that into account.
I thought they were for trying to measure the CO2?

The bubble counter has a check valve on the end of it so its attached.

I'll have to take a look at the line then. The tubing is CO2 proof from ADA


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If you are trusting the check valve that came with the bubble counter I would rethink that. Get check valve separately (I prefer Swagelok) and put it between your metering valve and your counter. Oil or water in you metering valve can really mess it up and in your system the metering valve is probably the most expensive component to replace. Also check the seal on the output if the regulator. It's hard to tell from the picture but it looks a little suspect. May not have a good seal (Teflon etc.).
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If you are trusting the check valve that came with the bubble counter I would rethink that. Get check valve separately (I prefer Swagelok) and put it between your metering valve and your counter. Oil or water in you metering valve can really mess it up and in your system the metering valve is probably the most expensive component to replace. Also check the seal on the output if the regulator. It's hard to tell from the picture but it looks a little suspect. May not have a good seal (Teflon etc.).
Any links to the check valve I should look into?

Any are you referring to the link between the regulator and the solenoid? What would I replace that with?

And by Teflon are you referring to plumbers tape?


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Any links to the check valve I should look into?

All of them.

Any are you referring to the link between the regulator and the solenoid?

It looks like there is not any thread sealant on that connection. When comparing it to the other connections.

What would I replace that with?

What exactly are you wanting to replace? The thread sealant? For that you could use Teflon tape just be sure to apply it correctly. Or liquid Teflon. If you are talking about the bubble counter or check valve there is a forum that is a great resource. I think it is against the rules to post it but if you don't know about it already pm me.

And by Teflon are you referring to plumbers tape?

I have bought it from Home Depot and Swagelok. I prefer the Swagelok but the other stuff works too. Be sure to apply it correctly.
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Any links to the check valve I should look into?

All of them.

Any are you referring to the link between the regulator and the solenoid?

It looks like there is not any thread sealant on that connection. When comparing it to the other connections.

What would I replace that with?

What exactly are you wanting to replace? The thread sealant? For that you could use Teflon tape just be sure to apply it correctly. Or liquid Teflon. If you are talking about the bubble counter or check valve there is a forum that is a great resource. I think it is against the rules to post it but if you don't know about it already pm me.

And by Teflon are you referring to plumbers tape?

I have bought it from Home Depot and Swagelok. I prefer the Swagelok but the other stuff works too. Be sure to apply it correctly.
Oh there's actually Teflon tape between every connection so that's good to go.

However I came home to my CO2 tank and the main pressure on the tank was below 1000. Any thoughts?
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Your co2 tank is getting low. Using a high output like 44 psi would drain a tank pretty quick. How long have you been using it?
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Your co2 tank is getting low. Using a high output like 44 psi would drain a tank pretty quick. How long have you been using it?
About 3 weeks now.

I had no idea I wasn't supposed to operate it that high! What should it be set at?


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Any are you referring to the link between the regulator and the solenoid? What would I replace that with?
The nipple that connects the regulator and the solenoid looks a little suspect (may not be connected tightly; be sure to torque it down well).

You can replace with standard nipples that you can likely get from the hardware store.

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And by Teflon are you referring to plumbers tape?
Yes. Teflon tape or pipe compound will work fine to ensure a quality seal.
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