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Regulator post body part

Hey guys,

I need an elbow, but don't know which part would work. I'm looking to connect my 1/8" solenoid to me 1/4" needle valve. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hey guys,

I need an elbow, but don't know which part would work. I'm looking to connect my 1/8" solenoid to me 1/4" needle valve. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
What type of connection is your needle valve?

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it is a whitey ss-21RS4. 1/4". I also have a SS-401-PC connector if that helps.
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it is a whitey ss-21RS4. 1/4". I also have a SS-401-PC connector if that helps.
This ones stainless, you may find it cheaper. This is just the first one I saw.
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great thanks!

I think I need one more part. What fitting would be needed to connect the co2 tubing to the needle valve?

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great thanks!

I think I need one more part. What fitting would be needed to connect the co2 tubing to the needle valve?
A hose barb would work.

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To get down to real parts ID, we need to know details like if the connection is female or male as well as what size and often what thread count.
As an example, a Clippard solenoid body may need a 10-32 to screw into it if not mounted on a manifold but need a 1/8" male pipe thread. Then the other end may need to be a barb to fit the tubing. But each fitting will often have two sizes, one for each end if not just a straight like 1/8 to 1/8.
Not meaning to make it sound difficult but more info is needed to get the "correct" answer and there are times when there are several correct answers if we throw in using reducers, etc.
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Will a tubing insert along with a nut also be fine?
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great thanks!

I think I need one more part. What fitting would be needed to connect the co2 tubing to the needle valve?
Nothing, just insert the tubing into the tube fitting and tighten it down.

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Thanks again!
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Could also use ferrule fittings to super secure the tubing :]
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I can't seem to figure out how to connect the tubing to the metering valve (whitey ss-21rs4 - 1/4" size). I have the ferrules and the tube nut. Do I need the 1/4" tubing insert? I'm using 6mm (1/4") tubing , but it is a little loose when I insert it into the ferrules and nut.

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I can't seem to figure out how to connect the tubing to the metering valve (whitey ss-21rs4 - 1/4" size). I have the ferrules and the tube nut. Do I need the 1/4" tubing insert? I'm using 6mm (1/4") tubing , but it is a little loose when I insert it into the ferrules and nut.

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You require something like SS-4-HC-A-401 to fit into the nut/ferrule of your metering valve.

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