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Co2 check valve?

I set up my first co2 system today. I forgot to plug the solenoid into my timer. If I unplug it, will the water backlog? I haven't put a check valve on yet cause I somehow forgot to grab one. I'm scared to death of breaking the regulator.
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I set up my first co2 system today. I forgot to plug the solenoid into my timer. If I unplug it, will the water backlog? I haven't put a check valve on yet cause I somehow forgot to grab one. I'm scared to death of breaking the regulator.
Before I got a checkvalve I had water go into my regulator a lot, obviously not good practice but it shouldn't break it.

But no, your totally fine to plug it into your timer, if your worried just unplug the co2 line when you want it off

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I think many have a check valve in the bubble counter to prevent the fluid from draining into the reg. But that's mostly common with ones with the bubble counter built onto the reg, not the inline type.

Or at least that's what I was told once
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Never tried, but an idea Iíve always entertained was to click the timer on for a couple minutes every... letís say hour, throughout the night. Just to keep positive pressure in the tubes
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