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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2020, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Regulator upgrade help

Hi all, I'm looking to add a splitter to my regulator and I need some help sourcing the correct parts. I have a C02Arts dual stage reg which I have been happy with so far. However the cheap plastic needle valve broke so I want to add a splitter with a meatal needle valves. It looks like I will need some sort of connector to make the splitter work. I have attached pics of what I have. Thanks to all for any help. Sloby

What I was thinking of getting....
https://www.amazon.com/Yosoo-Aquariu...s%2C166&sr=1-7

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I need some sort of connector I thinks..

The toilet that I'm getting ready to flush...


I plan on running two 10 gallon tanks off of a 10 lbs. tank
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Should be relatively easy. DIY CO2 Regulator should have all the parts you'd need. I'd run two separate bubble counters with two separate needle valves. A 10 lb tank should last you a long while. The parts you'd get from DIY CO2 Regulator would be much higher quality, but essentially the design you linked would be the same.


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Hi all, I'm looking to add a splitter to my regulator and I need some help sourcing the correct parts. I have a C02Arts dual stage reg which I have been happy with so far. However the cheap plastic needle valve broke so I want to add a splitter with a meatal needle valves. It looks like I will need some sort of connector to make the splitter work. I have attached pics of what I have. Thanks to all for any help. Sloby

What I was thinking of getting....
https://www.amazon.com/Yosoo-Aquariu...s%2C166&sr=1-7

What I have...


I need some sort of connector I thinks..

The toilet that I'm getting ready to flush...


I plan on running two 10 gallon tanks off of a 10 lbs. tank

the outlet port on the solenoid should be 1/8 NPT. the one on the link below should work for the splitter. The inlet port of the splitter connect to the outlet port of the valve. That's how those splitter intended to use for. You need to use teflon tape when you connect the valve to the 1/8 npt port.

https://www.amazon.com/Needle-Aquari...2782929&sr=8-8
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Thanks all. So the 1/8 NPT should work even though it a foreign made reg? I just want to make sure I order the right parts. Thanks Again for all your help!!
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Thanks all. So the 1/8 NPT should work even though it a foreign made reg? I just want to make sure I order the right parts. Thanks Again for all your help!!
"Should work".....
Very tricky words..
Generally the choice would be between NPT and BSPT.
Sadly they "sort of" fit together though they won't seal.


Personally, I'd write to CO2Art to confirm.


Not sure it's very easy to determine the thread size.


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Thanks all. So the 1/8 NPT should work even though it a foreign made reg? I just want to make sure I order the right parts. Thanks Again for all your help!!
Co2art might use something different than NPT. Confirm with them before you order.
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I just sent a message to C02Art and I will post here what they answer is.
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I just received and answer from C02Art and they stated that it is in fact 1/8 NPT fitting. Thanks to all that replied!
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I just received and answer from C02Art and they stated that it is in fact 1/8 NPT fitting. Thanks to all that replied!
Awesome! Glad to see they are willing to communicate that. UNS won't even bother returning e-mails about the same thing.
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I just received and answer from C02Art and they stated that it is in fact 1/8 NPT fitting. Thanks to all that replied!
Yea......

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I have several version of SMC AS1000 needle valves, manifolds and tubing adapters that laying around not in use, you can have a couple of these for free to make inline or mounted type dual outputs. you can pm me your address.
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I have several version of SMC AS1000 needle valves, manifolds and tubing adapters that laying around not in use, you can have a couple of these for free to make inline or mounted type dual outputs. you can pm me your address.
Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. I have a splitter and needle valve being delivered today. If they wont work I may take you up on your generous offer
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I have several version of SMC AS1000 needle valves, manifolds and tubing adapters that laying around not in use, you can have a couple of these for free to make inline or mounted type dual outputs. you can pm me your address.


I forgot I made one with smc needle valves. It wasn’t very many.
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