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Old 12-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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yup you have to use two needle valves and bubble counters
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+1. You will need two needle valves.
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That's what I thought. Oh well.
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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.
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any leads on where to source these parts?
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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.
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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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