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DIY CO2 Build : Need a little input

Hi guys,
I was going to go with a small scale CO2 set up but after reading I think I would rather go with a larger bottle/reg and have it last for a while. Possibly down the road adding a tank as well to connect to it.

I was looking at this regulator...
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/corne...eck-valve.html
Needle Valve
http://store.fabco-air.com/proddetail.php?prod=NV-55-18
And then looking for a solenoid. Anyone have an recommendations?

The only other item I would need is a solenoid. Can anyone point me in the right direction for this?

I already have a bubble counter and check valve so those will not have to be built in.

Thanks in advance!

-Dave
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the parts are ok, but you can get something better.
If you can build yourself a co2 setup, there is no point to get the parts that are not much superior than a completed system, if the cost is the same.


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Betta - What would something better be? I'm all ears!

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Get a double stage regulator first, then a burket solenoid for easy connection(or other but not easy to connect, example, mouse solenoid), metering valves selection, check my signature


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How about a Matheson 3122?

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Hi guys,
I was going to go with a small scale CO2 set up but after reading I think I would rather go with a larger bottle/reg and have it last for a while. Possibly down the road adding a tank as well to connect to it.

I was looking at this regulator...
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/corne...eck-valve.html
Needle Valve
http://store.fabco-air.com/proddetail.php?prod=NV-55-18
And then looking for a solenoid. Anyone have an recommendations?

The only other item I would need is a solenoid. Can anyone point me in the right direction for this?

I already have a bubble counter and check valve so those will not have to be built in.

Thanks in advance!

-Dave
Are you talking about adding a bottle of yeast/co2 mixture to all this equipment?
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No. Using a 2.5 lb tank.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 08:40 PM
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In your title it says DIY CO2 build so I was thinking 2 ways 1 was the way Higher Thinking(or I think) was as in a DIY CO2 mix or the 2nd was this a DIY CO2 regulator build.
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