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I have been doing loads of research on regulator builds here and in other forums and since I went with a single stage regulator I decided to build one similar to GLA's Ultimate regulator. Ok so reading around most say single stage regs have a chance for end of tank dump. GLA claims due to using a fabco NV-55 it eliminates the chance of dump. Is that a load of crud or would using that needle valve really help my build not have any dumps.


Fabco NV-55 needle valve
  • Super Precise needle valve
  • No end-of-tank dumps
  • 12 turns from shut off to full open
  • 40 threads per inch for precision metering
 

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That claim is BS, imho.

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ok so no matter what I'll be on the look out for when my tank gets low..At what level do you think it should be refilled to prevent eotd?
 

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I was told the regulator I got was a pretty good one, some rebrand of a small victor (forgot which model Bettatail told me it was).The seller claims it to be unused in original bag so hoping that helps a bit but you know how it is when you first get something and want to be very careful.
 

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ok so no matter what I'll be on the look out for when my tank gets low..At what level do you think it should be refilled to prevent eotd?
500 psi

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FWIW, I have a GLA regulator that uses the ideal valve and I have never gotten the end of tank dump. Had for nearly 3yrs. I have let the 20lb tank run all the way down a few times and nothing out of the ordinary. But then again, I have a cheapo Mil brand and it has never done it either. I have only let it run completely down twice though.
 
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