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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Complete CO2 set up ? Is this a bargain?

Hi.

Will delete this thread tomorrow I guess, but a quick question. I've just been offered this from a friend of mine for 'around 50'.

Worth it ???? Or any specific questions that I should ask before diving into it.

CO2 DIFFUSER *DIFFUSES THE CO2 INTO A FINE MIST*
CO2 RESISTANT TUBING
CO2 BUBBLE COUNTER
CO2 DROP CHECKER AND FLUID
DUAL GAUGE REGULATOR AND SOLENOID (ONE DIAL IS STUCK) BUT WORKING FINE

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The eBay item you linked is a current/ongoing auction...
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Yeah, he's got it on eBay as well, but said if I offer him 40 (which is his minimum on the auction) he'll let me have it.
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You probably want to find out a little more about the regulator than what he mentioned in the description...and which dial is stuck might be important...
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If the stuff is in good condition then it is a good deal (especially for you poor Brits who pay some of the highest prices going). Pressure gauges are cheap and easy to replace, and usually become unstuck with a few taps on their housing. The reg & the diffuser together usually run about $150 to $170 US so $60 US is pretty reasonable. I'm sure your friend will help you hook it up and thus confirm the reg is working? Remember to be careful turning the gas on to a reg, the safest way is to ensure the pressure valve handle has been turned all the way out until it has disengaged itself from the interior diaphragm (IE: it is turning freely and the output pressure would be NIL) otherwise when you turn on the gas at the tank you can damage the reg's internal mechanisms.
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