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co2 questions part 2

Sorry to start a new thread but I could not change the title of my other thread to let everyone know that I was adding a question. After a long night of searching I wonder is there any reason that I can not use brass plumbing fittings to split the feed off from the solenoid to two needle valves? Will they handle the pressure? If I can I can save some money and be able to get the parts in town and have it set up that much quicker. Thanks again for your help.
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That option was suggested last night, it is exactly what I need but $70.00 + shipping is a little rich for me right now, that is why I was looking at plumbing fittings - to save a little money. Also is there any reason that I can not use the diy bubble counters that I am currently using on my diy co2? Thanks
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I don't see why you couldn't use the counter you already have if it doesn't leak.
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I think you could use a normal Y (or T) splitter after the solenoid to multiple needle valves. The plumbing should be able to handle the 20-30 PSI that we have our delivery pressures set at anyway.

Also, as for the bubble counters, you can use the ones that you are currently using for DIY CO2 with no problems.

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Ok well after a day of going to all the hardware stores in town (the place I probably needed to go to is closed on weekends) I decided that I was not going to be able to save that much money in the long run and bought the one from GLA. I comes with good needle valves and should probably be the best way for me to go in the long run since I am just getting started in pressurized and figured that I should buy quality in the first place instead of trying to fix problems later. Thank you all for your help.
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