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Old 04-13-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Milwaukee Co2 MA957 Regulator?


I'm planning on buying a co2 setup in the near future. looking at aquariumplants.com's systems. is this milwaukee ma957 reg a good one or should i buy a tunze?
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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I've got the milwaukee. No problems so far and everything's working as it should.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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Invest in a custom dual stage co2 system and you will never have to worry about anything.


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Invest in a custom dual stage co2 system and you will never have to worry about anything.


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like what would you recommend?
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:17 AM   #5
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I read to many bad story about the milwaukee ma957

Custom dual stage co2 system.......are expensive.......minimum 175$ for the regulator + 100$ for the others parts + some profit .....300$ minimum ....after you need to add tubing, diffuser or reactor....etc...ouffff...it all depend on your budget!

I order last night a CO2art reg....2 stages.....will see!

http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/...magnetic-valve
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:42 AM   #6
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if you on a budget, it is a okay regulator to use.
Dual stage is very reliable and have a good resell value.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:41 AM   #7
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I read to many bad story about the milwaukee ma957

Custom dual stage co2 system.......are expensive.......minimum 175$ for the regulator + 100$ for the others parts + some profit .....300$ minimum ....after you need to add tubing, diffuser or reactor....etc...ouffff...it all depend on your budget!

I order last night a CO2art reg....2 stages.....will see!

http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/...magnetic-valve
The customs don't have to be expensive. I just sold one for $150. Most if not all of what's expensive is that way because the pretty ones sell better. Unfortunately, pretty costs more to make.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:04 AM   #8
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like what would you recommend?
Search the for sale/trade on this forum and get a custom built 2 stage regulator. Milwaukee, Aquatec, and the like have a lot of sad stories on this forum. Maybe even ask AlanLe to build one for you.

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The customs don't have to be expensive. I just sold one for $150. Most if not all of what's expensive is that way because the pretty ones sell better. Unfortunately, pretty costs more to make.
What are the components at 150$ ?

Dual stage at 150$ ?

Ideal Needle ? Clippard Mojuse Solenoid?

Yes custom can be less expensive....if you put cheap components. But, most custom builders want to put the best and the best is expensive. It's ok....but let's be honest....
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I read to many bad story about the milwaukee ma957

Custom dual stage co2 system.......are expensive.......minimum 175$ for the regulator + 100$ for the others parts + some profit .....300$ minimum ....after you need to add tubing, diffuser or reactor....etc...ouffff...it all depend on your budget!
You can get near brand new Dual Stage, shiny regulator for 40 Canadian dollars.

Well, maybe not anymore, but a week ago you could have.
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You can get near brand new Dual Stage, shiny regulator for 40 Canadian dollars.

Well, maybe not anymore, but a week ago you could have.
Not anymore...lollll.....Where? Show it to me?

Who will trust a 40$ dual stage anyway !

The cheaper I found is 149$

Uniweld RHT8013 Medium/Heavy Duty Two Stage CO2 Regulator with CGA320 Inlet - Power Brazing Accessories - Amazon.com Uniweld RHT8013 Medium/Heavy Duty Two Stage CO2 Regulator with CGA320 Inlet - Power Brazing Accessories - Amazon.com
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Not anymore...lollll.....Where? Show it to me?

Who will trust a 40$ dual stage anyway !

The cheaper I found is 149$

Uniweld RHT8013 Medium/Heavy Duty Two Stage CO2 Regulator with CGA320 Inlet - Power Brazing Accessories - Amazon.com
It can happen. I got won this two weeks ago.



I got AirGas's current model, it's the SiR dual stage regulator. It has a purity chamber which filters the inlet gas and let you know if your down stream is contaminated, which I have absolutely no use for. It looks kind of cool though. There is a knurled metal ring and cap, when you unscrew them you get access to the interstage port.

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I also got these Swagelok double pattern valves, two needles in one. Overkill, I know.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:04 AM   #13
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It can happen. I got won this two weeks ago.



I got AirGas's current model, it's the SiR dual stage regulator. It has a purity chamber which filters the inlet gas and let you know if your down stream is contaminated, which I have absolutely no use for. It looks kind of cool though. There is a knurled metal ring and cap, when you unscrew them you get access to the interstage port.

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I also got these Swagelok double pattern valves, two needles in one. Overkill, I know.

Dang free shipping from San Diego to Canada! Thats a good deal. You need to build an all stainless system.


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What are the components at 150$ ?

Dual stage at 150$ ?

Ideal Needle ? Clippard Mojuse Solenoid?

Yes custom can be less expensive....if you put cheap components. But, most custom builders want to put the best and the best is expensive. It's ok....but let's be honest....
The regulator was a victor vts 250 (2-stage) I used a smc vdw series solenoid and a fabco needle valve. All good stuff.
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Ok....with a use regulator it's possible to find at 40$. But, it's all question of risk at that stage...if it's defective!

GMB225....send him a check for one ! Don't wait
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