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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-29-2020, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I bought a used regulator that has a solenoid, bubble counter and gauges all built in.

I’m having some problems

1, the bubble counter leaks. The leak is at the top. It didn’t have any kind of washer. Will a normal rubber washer do the trick?

2. The bubbles slow down through out the day. I have it set to 3 bubbles a second, and an hour later, it will be a bubble every two seconds

3. The working pressure gauge doesn’t work. The needle starts off near the ‘max’, and just shoots up as soon as the co2 turns on.

Any idea how to fix this?

I’m sure there is no other leaks. I put soapy water on all the connections, and only the bubble counter had one
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1. change the bubble counter, to find that right size oring the cost may be more than a new bubble counter.
2. if there is no leak, the inconsistency of flow rate problem more than likely will be fixed.
3. change the pressure gauge, if you have the tools and know how.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2020, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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I found a washer for the bubble counter.
It was a 3/4” inner diameter, 15/16” putter diameter, and 3/32” wall washer.

It looked too big, but once it was in, it worked very well.

I ended up replacing the whole regulator, it had some other problems
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