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Broken Stainless Steel regulators, and worst USPS experience

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by bettatail, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. bettatail

    bettatail Guru Class Expert

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    The box of stainless steel regulators finally arrived, showed up at the door this morning, but it is deformed, after I open the box, this is what I see.

    The stainless steel regulators are over $100 each, to replace the SS gauges will cost more than $100 each also. :angryfire

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  2. Left C

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    I had a similar experience with a Victor high purity and the USPS. One gauge was sticking out of the box and broken. You have 4 busted regulators; big time bummer!
     
  3. jaidexl

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    Wow. Not Cool!
     
  4. Matt F.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. :(
    I've had more damages stuff through UPS. That said, I've had no issues with USPS...go figure. Maybe I should knock on some wood. I guess it's a crap shoot.
     
  5. pepetj

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    Replacing the glass/plastic "see through" parts shouldn't be expensive [what's the word in English for that?]. Those gauges are likely still in working condition. I don't think it would cost you much to have them checked and re-adjusted by a qualified technician.

    I would question the packaging of these. How were the fragile parts (un)protected? Using a ton of "peanuts" or even massive amounts of "newspaper" would probably spare most of that damage.

    Sorry this happened to you.

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  6. nipat

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    If it's screwable, all you need may be a thin sheet of clear acrylic and a jigsaw.
     
  7. maknwar

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    what if you put brass replacement gauges or at least chromed ones?
     
  8. Left C

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    Matt has some chrome gauges that he might sell. These are the ones that he's taken off of SS regulators and replaced the stock chrome ones with SS.
     
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