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Building my 1st serious rig. May I use push to connect fittings?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by crazycory, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. crazycory

    crazycory Junior Poster

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for sharing all these great information.

    Been researching this idea for a while now.

    If no, what shall I use to connect the tubing and the NPT threaded parts?

    If yes, are there any PSI rating or other requirements the fittings have to meet? any recommended brands?

    Thank you !!
     
  2. gsjmia

    gsjmia Lifetime Members
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    Depends on what stage of the regulator you are talking about.

    I use stainless push-connect couplings to connect the 20lb low pressure from the tank to the solenoid/needle valve, no problem.

    I would not use push-connect on the high pressure side-too dangerous.

    I used a black high pressure flex hose for years but recently bought cheap regulators to reduce the pressure and then feed the reduced pressure to the victor, making it a secondary regulator.

    As with any connection, check for leaks. I found it best to use kid's bubble solution instead of soapy water because it has glycerin in it and makes for smaller more detectable bubbles. Apply with a small paint brush (the kind found in kids water paint kit). Both of these are found in the toy department in walgreens.
     
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    Yes, check the brand for PSI maximums. Recommend Parker Legris push-connects over any other brand because it's smoother to insert tubing as easier to get them off.
     
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