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Needle Valve help.

Hey every one,
Im currently in the process of getting a second tank going. With that said, it will be a high-tech tank. i would like to add a second needle valve to this regulator. Im a DIY kind of guy so, i would like to take on this task myself. I just need guidance on fittings, valves, etc. since this is not my field of expertise.

I have a custom c02 regulator that consists of a concoa 312 reg. and a parker m series needle valve.

Ive been looking on flee bay for needle valves but the options are staggering. I'm a bit confused.
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Basically all you need to do is add a tee after the solenoid. This would create 2 lines, one for each needle valve. I'd recommend trying to purchase the exact same Parker needle valve just to keep things consistent.

If you want to get a little more high tech, split the line coming out of the reg and install two completely independent solenoids and needle valves. This options gives you the ability to add Co2 to your second tank independent of your other tank. Where as the first option both tanks would be on the exact same Co2 cycle.

As for ebay, yes very confusing that is why I recommend just purchasing the same valve you already have.

Hope this helps and not confuses things more.
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Basically all you need to do is add a tee after the solenoid. This would create 2 lines, one for each needle valve. I'd recommend trying to purchase the exact same Parker needle valve just to keep things consistent.

If you want to get a little more high tech, split the line coming out of the reg and install two completely independent solenoids and needle valves. This options gives you the ability to add Co2 to your second tank independent of your other tank. Where as the first option both tanks would be on the exact same Co2 cycle.

As for ebay, yes very confusing that is why I recommend just purchasing the same valve you already have.

Hope this helps and not confuses things more.


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