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CO2 reactor bleeder valve?

I have a giant external CO2 reactor that tends to trap a lot of bubbles after startup/maintenance. Any ideas for an inline 3 way valve that would allow me to bleed out trapped air?
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I went to Home Depot and found a little "bleeder valve", made of brass, in the department that has what looks like 100's of small brass fittings. I installed that on top of my reactor, with a small plastic tube leading to a container to catch any water. It worked great for bleeding the air bubble out.

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I went to Home Depot and found a little "bleeder valve", made of brass, in the department that has what looks like 100's of small brass fittings. I installed that on top of my reactor, with a small plastic tube leading to a container to catch any water. It worked great for bleeding the air bubble out.

Thanks for the input. Can you tell me how you installed it? Does it have threaded or barbed fittings?
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That "bleeder" valve has pipe threaded ends, as I recall. I used whatever adapter was appropriate to screw it into the top of my reactor, and a pipe thread to hose barb fitting on the outlet end, which I got at an Ace Hardware store.

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