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So I just bought a Cronatron CW2032 regulator, and I didn't pay enough attention to the gauges. The input max is 400 psi, and the delivery output is 30 psi. It says 400 max on the engraved writing on the body. I thought it was 4,000 psi. So there's no way that I can just change the gauge to a 4,000 psi, is there? Looks like I will have to return it. Sucks, because it's a beautiful shiny new regulator. :( Any hope?
 

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No, changing the gauge alone will not change the maximum pressure that the regulator can handle. An analogy would be changing the speedometer in your car to have a maximum of 1000 km/hr; your car similarly would not be able to achieve that maximum speed.
 

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No, changing the gauge alone will not change the maximum pressure that the regulator can handle. An analogy would be changing the speedometer in your car to have a maximum of 1000 km/hr; your car similarly would not be able to achieve that maximum speed.
Dangit, and I read your same analogy after I bought it on another post. :(. I guess I'm gonna have to lose some money on return shipping.
 

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You still can change the gauge. Just don't use it...


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Dangit, and I read your same analogy after I bought it on another post. :(. I guess I'm gonna have to lose some money on return shipping.
There is a goofy way to use it.. Just gang it to a 1 stage in the right range..say 4000/ 100 followed by your reg.. Now you have a 3 stage regulator.. ;)
 

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Ok, so you guys know how the Western Medicas have their gauges on that left fitting instead of the body? I was wondering if I could do that to the right side with a 4,000 gauge, and add the nut and nipple after that? So we'd have a 3 gauge regulator. 2 on the body, and one to the right.
 

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Ok, so you guys know how the Western Medicas have their gauges on that left fitting instead of the body? I was wondering if I could do that to the right side with a 4,000 gauge, and add the nut and nipple after that? So we'd have a 3 gauge regulator. 2 on the body, and one to the right.
Well thats confusing.. just take the output of a 1 stage and hook it to the input of the 2 stage w/ a 1/4npt nipple..regardless of orientation..
 
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