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Can I use any of these regulators?

http://www.mahanyweld.com/Regulator...gulator_smith_singlestage_md_co2_30100320.asp

http://www.mahanyweld.com/Regulator...ith_singlestage_md_argonnitrogen_30150580.asp
I would need to change the fitting to 320 if I was able to use this, but its for Argon.

and for the solenoid
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Parker-120V...I&itu=UCI%2BIA%2BUA%2BFICS%2BUFI&otn=10&ps=63
Where is the cord to plug in for this solenoid?

I understand that they are both only single stage.

whats the difference between the first one and the ones at greenleaf?
 

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You could use either of those regulators, I believe. As you mentioned, the CGA580 in the second one would have to be replaced with a CGA320.

They are a bit on the expensive side, especially for single stage regulators...

As for the Parker solenoid, you will need to find a cord yourself and then connect it to the connectors on the solenoid. The easiest way I've found of doing this is with spade connectors.

There are both single and dual stage regulators at GLA. If talking about just the single stage regulators, GLA sells the regulator setup with the regulator itself, the needle valve, a solenoid and a bubble counter.
 

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For the nipple between the regulator and the solenoid, you will likely need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter. These can be found at your local hardware store in the plumbing section.

As for the cord, I just grabbed mine from an old (broken) hair dryer. If you don't have any spare electrical junk lying around, you could always buy an electrical cord at your hardware store for a few dollars.
 
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