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post #751 of 768 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 09:30 PM
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Any chance on this post being rewritten? All of the images are missing.
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imgur is a great photo host if you used it instead of photobucket.


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I concur. It would be great if someone with experience could provide new pics.
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Took a couple of days but I finally made it through all 51 pages of this thread. I agree that it would be nice to have the pics back
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There was a problem with that particular photobucket account. I ain't doing that again. It took like whole Saturday lol.

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You did a great job of breaking things down to where someone like me who has never messed around with regulators could understand how to assemble one. Thanks for taking the time to do it for us noobs
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Guys, any chance somebody has the fist page saved with all the pictures, please!
Bad that the ...bucket guys decided to shut down the show. thanks in advance.

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Guys, any chance somebody has the fist page saved with all the pictures, please!

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nothing in particular, just wanted to have the pictures with the details, how things are connected, which part where etc. it was a very nice write-up.

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Tubing Connection Question

Hello,
Long time lurker...first time question. For connecting CO2 tubing to a 1/4" tube connection on a metering valve. I see that some attach the tubing straight into the 1/4" tube connection off the metering valve. Could someone from experience tell me:
1. Do you install a tube sleeve inside the tubing to keep it from crushing & creating leaks or is CO2 tubing rigid enough to hold?
2. Do you install the tubing ferrules over the 1/4 tubing?
3. How does your setup stand when you remove the tubing and reattach? Leaking issues?
4. How does this stand up to push to connect or barb options?
Thanks so much for any advise you have from experience!!
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I don't want to hijack this theard that OldPunk put so much work into, but I need immediate help. If this is the wrong place to put this just says so and I'll moved it to the suggested spot.

I bought a Harris Specialty Gas GP702-125-346-A regulator for about $30. I really didn't even know what I was buying at the time (never done co2), but since it appeared to be in great shape for cheap I just grabbed from a government surplus situation. After buying it I saw the "non-corrosive gases only" sticker. Have I blown the money and need to start over again?

From what I've learned now about this model is it is chrome-plated brass with a stainless steel diaphragm. It has a needle valve.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/a...9&d=1581071953

If that won't work, I have a deal to get a VWR Scientific regulator w/needle valve and 20# bottle for $130.

Thanks in advance.
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I don't want to hijack this theard that OldPunk put so much work into, but I need immediate help. If this is the wrong place to put this just says so and I'll moved it to the suggested spot.

I bought a Harris Specialty Gas GP702-125-346-A regulator for about $30. I really didn't even know what I was buying at the time (never done co2), but since it appeared to be in great shape for cheap I just grabbed from a government surplus situation. After buying it I saw the "non-corrosive gases only" sticker. Have I blown the money and need to start over again?

From what I've learned now about this model is it is chrome-plated brass with a stainless steel diaphragm. It has a needle valve.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/a...9&d=1581071953

If that won't work, I have a deal to get a VWR Scientific regulator w/needle valve and 20# bottle for $130.

Thanks in advance.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/2...beginners.html
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where is oldpunk, I miss him.
he wrote this thread because the competition at the time to claim who is best in this DIY field. well, I started the metering valve selection thread and he beat me on the build thread(actually a couple days before mine was ready to publish), then I had to discard my how to build guiding thread- there was no point making a similar thread if oldpunk's was good enough to cover the topic, at the time.

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I don't want to hijack this theard that OldPunk put so much work into, but I need immediate help. If this is the wrong place to put this just says so and I'll moved it to the suggested spot.

I bought a Harris Specialty Gas GP702-125-346-A regulator for about $30. I really didn't even know what I was buying at the time (never done co2), but since it appeared to be in great shape for cheap I just grabbed from a government surplus situation. After buying it I saw the "non-corrosive gases only" sticker. Have I blown the money and need to start over again?

From what I've learned now about this model is it is chrome-plated brass with a stainless steel diaphragm. It has a needle valve.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/a...9&d=1581071953

If that won't work, I have a deal to get a VWR Scientific regulator w/needle valve and 20# bottle for $130.

Thanks in advance.
no problem with co2, co2 is pseudo inert gas.

this is a good regulator, but the output pressure is low, you can only use it with a reactor. it may work with a regular diffuser but a atomizer type will not.
(my bad, I mistook the part number)
the outlet valve on this regulator can not handle the precision(flow rate) for our co2 application, need a precision flow control metering valve.

I just dig a pic from my photobucket, same regulator

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Josh is in my Facebook Planted Tank group. I donít think heís building anymore. I miss that HellFlyingFish guy from Canada.


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Thank you for this info
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