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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question about bubble counters/check valves

I have a Rex Grigg regulator/bubble counter/check valves, and I accidentally knocked the bubble counter over today. When the bubble counter is on it's side, is it normal for the liquid in the bubble counter to travel up the CO2 tubing into the CO2 reactor? I'm not particularly concerned because I just had water in the counter, but I was just wondering if I had set it up wrong somehow. I figured that check valves are one way, and the purpose of the check valve in this case is to prevent water from the tank from coming back down.

Here is how I have it set up right now with the needles on the check valve pointing in which direction they allow air to flow.

[Reactor]--------[<<check valve<<]--[Bubble Counter]--[<<check valve<<]----<---From needle valve and regulator

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 07:33 PM
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Yep, that would be normal. CO2 pushing the liquid out of the BC and through the tubing. Just refill the bubble counter and relax. Good thing you didn't have something oily in it.


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Good thing you didn't have something oily in it.
I'll second that. My personal feelings are that nothing but water should ever be in the bubble counter, so what if you need to refill from evaporation every so often?
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