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Flowmeter Mounting

So up to this point I have yet to mount my Dwyer flowmeter. I know, I should have it mounted and true, and shame on me for not doing it yet! I see there are 4 little screws on what seems to be a mounting plate, but I figured I would ask the people who have flowmeters: how do you mount yours?



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2 straight brackets and screws



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2 straight brackets and screws

Any chance you remember what type of screw? Normally I could take it to the hardware store, but its running and all... haha

And by the spec sheet online I am not sure...



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Try some 10/32 machine screws.. (RMA, VFA,VFB)
Bracket thickness and "maybe" 1/4 more ..
1/4- 20 (RMB)
and 3/8-24 (RMC) are your other options

you can tell which is which by hole spread, amongst other dimensions..see "C"
http://www.dwyer-inst.com/images/RM_DD.pdf
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The screws should've come with the flow meter in the bag with the two U shaped brackets. Im pretty sure they are 1/4 20, might be 10/32

I made a bracket for mine out of light gauge sheet metal, basically the same way OreoP's is mounted


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Darn shouldn't have read this. Now I've got to mount mine properly after over 2 years of using it.

Embarrassed to say I just have mine attached the CO2 tank with velcro. Gotta up the mounting game now!!



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Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll grab a couple screws and mount it up. Maybe even post an after picture!



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Darn shouldn't have read this. Now I've got to mount mine properly after over 2 years of using it.

Embarrassed to say I just have mine attached the CO2 tank with velcro. Gotta up the mounting game now!!

Ha velcro is exactly what I tried first, but didn't work out as I had planned... sorry to add more work to the hobby!
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I favor Velcro for things that may need to come down to clean or just to get it out of the way when I'm changing tanks. Two strip of adhesive backed Velcro to slap it on the side of the stand upright! The side of the CO2 tank is one nice spot for Velcro.
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Velcro will work for my 29 gallon tank which is where the 5# CO2 sits, but my 55 is a few feet away and I keep the flow meter on that stand.

Only downfall really of velcro on the tank is when you need to swap the tank. I am sure after a couple times the stickiness runs out... small problems, ha!
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I made a little wooden slip to fit in the metal bracket and then glued an arm to it.


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I made a little wooden slip to fit in the metal bracket and then glued an arm to it.


Did those brackets come with your flowmeter? I feel like the new one I bought did not, and my other one is used.



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@Grobinns48 - they did come with the meter, but they aren't really being used. Just using the screws would accomplish the same thing. I just used the brackets because I had nowhere else to put them haha
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I just used the brackets because I had nowhere else to put them haha
That's what I did with mine too, lol. I knew they'd either get lost or I'd have no idea what they went to a year from now
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Mine is mounted similar to OreoP, just used right angle brackets and the screws that came with the flow meter.

What is shocking about this thread is all the great mounting solutions everyone has come up with...and then there is Greggz. I would've thought he would have created a custom mount out of carbon fiber in a waterproof housing connected to a digital readout that projected on his wall.
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Mine is mounted similar to OreoP, just used right angle brackets and the screws that came with the flow meter.

What is shocking about this thread is all the great mounting solutions everyone has come up with...and then there is Greggz. I would've thought he would have created a custom mount out of carbon fiber in a waterproof housing connected to a digital readout that projected on his wall.
More shocking or embarrassing would have been if he used duct tape...


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