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Old 02-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I just bought a Tunze 7077/3 regulator. I had heard it is super sturdy and well constructed. So far it seems to be true, but it has one drawback. There is not a solenoid included and you need to purchase your own. I also just purchased the tune 7074.400 solenoid in hopes that they will be compatible.

I really don't want to put the solenoid in line in fear of a blow out in my line due to pressure. Do you think because they are the same brand they could be adapted together with brass fittings?

I am also curious if I will then need a needle valve after the solenoid? If so any suggestions?

Thanks everyone! You are all a great help!
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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Hey everyone,

I just bought a Tunze 7077/3 regulator. I had heard it is super sturdy and well constructed. So far it seems to be true, but it has one drawback. There is not a solenoid included and you need to purchase your own. I also just purchased the tune 7074.400 solenoid in hopes that they will be compatible.

I really don't want to put the solenoid in line in fear of a blow out in my line due to pressure. Do you think because they are the same brand they could be adapted together with brass fittings?

I am also curious if I will then need a needle valve after the solenoid? If so any suggestions?

Thanks everyone! You are all a great help!
I'm sure you can put them together. If they don't natively fit together, you'll just have to find the right fittings etc to make your post body with. As for the needle valve, is it absolutely necessary.. No... Does it make things much easier and give you a much higher level of control?... Yes.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:48 PM   #3
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What pressure are you running that makes you fear a blowout? One way to avoid the blowout of course would be to use a higher grade tubing but I just read one post who uses 90 PSI with tubing so maybe it is not a problem? It's not like a blowout would do anything other than waste the gas.
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What pressure are you running that makes you fear a blowout? One way to avoid the blowout of course would be to use a higher grade tubing but I just read one post who uses 90 PSI with tubing so maybe it is not a problem? It's not like a blowout would do anything other than waste the gas.
I was planning on using the rigid CO2 grade tubing regardless. I need to be running enough pressure to utilized an atomic inline style diffuser. This wouldn't reach the 90 psi amount by a long shot. Inline would probably be fine but I would prefer not having to worry about it.
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It appears that regulator comes with a needle valve.
The solenoid you listed comes with push to connect fittings at either end of the solenoid, you will need to determine if the black push to connect fittings are screwed into the solenoid, if so unscrew it & figure out the type of thread they use.
It would then be a case of getting the appropriate fittings, remove the needle valve , affix fitting to Regulator then solenoid to the fitting & needle valve to solenoid.
Or you can just contact Tunze USA & ask them about the threads
TUNZE USA LLC
305 Victor St
Austin TX 78753
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Telephone: (512)-833-7546
Facsimile: (512)-832-6082
E-mail address: tunze@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.tunze.com
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It appears that regulator comes with a needle valve.
The solenoid you listed comes with push to connect fittings at either end of the solenoid, you will need to determine if the black push to connect fittings are screwed into the solenoid, if so unscrew it & figure out the type of thread they use.
It would then be a case of getting the appropriate fittings, remove the needle valve , affix fitting to Regulator then solenoid to the fitting & needle valve to solenoid.
Or you can just contact Tunze USA & ask them about the threads
TUNZE USA LLC
305 Victor St
Austin TX 78753
Location in Google Maps
Telephone: (512)-833-7546
Facsimile: (512)-832-6082
E-mail address: tunze@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.tunze.com
Thank you! I will look into that!
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:13 AM   #7
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Checking the manual it looks like that reg is limited to 29 PSI? Is this a problem with the diffuser?
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