CO2 Regulator, blown gauge???

AquaCamp

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Does the gauge on the left look blown? Or is it supposed to be that far below 0?

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Ric
 

pat w

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It's been my experience (limited) that guages are nonlinear beasts and are calibrated to be most accurate @ 20% (400 psi here) and 80% (1600 psi). If they read accurate at 0 and full scale, well, that's just gravy.

Is that the guage for tank pressure? If no, you need a different guage.

If so, is the tank valve open feeding gas to the reg.? If closed I wouldn't care as long as it seems to read correctly when gas pressure is applied.

Is this a rebuilt or costom built reg? The guages seem to be wrong based on mine. A pic of the other guage would be nice. And a little more info on why you are asking could help.

Gotta go to the plant floor now. Be back when I can.


Pat
 
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shoggoth43

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Is the vane on the guage actually below the stop pin? If so, it looks blown out to me if you're actually feeding gas to it.

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Do you also have an empty CO2 cylinder? I'd say that it's blow too. Like shoggoth43 mentioned, the vane shouldn't be below the stop bin.