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Nice setup. :) I have some of those same Parker solenoids. I'm anxious to try them out. Is that a Hoke metering valve?
 

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Very good! Always nice to see a guy get down close to finish and happy with what he has done. As far as learning-- that's good, too. I've not done two in the same way yet so there must still be plenty of room to make new mistakes??
 

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It was so funny you mentioned not doing two in the same way..I spent so many nights at the Swagelok website changing fittings on my favorite list trying to see what combo did what and then I just went for fewest pieces and just went for simple. Kept the on/off there to save me from having to get a fitting there and it worked out for me.
 

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You haven't done any leak testing with this reg, right? If not, make sure you follow the threads linked in Bettatail's signature. I know you are probably excited to get it hooked up and ready to go.
 

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I understand the excitement when building a regulator. Let's hope that the testing goes smoothly. Just an opinion...

I always test the regulator first by using a 1/4" NPT Plug on the output. In doing so, one eliminates all other potential leak spots from the post body. So essentially you are testing only the regulator. It's fine to do it the way you are doing it but understand that there are more areas for potential leakage.
 

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I understand the excitement when building a regulator. Let's hope that the testing goes smoothly. Just an opinion...

I always test the regulator first by using a 1/4" NPT Plug on the output.
This man speaks the truth, I had those annoying micro-leaks and narrowed it down to the LP gauge. It saved me having to redo the post body.
 
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