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CO2 Regulator, blown gauge???

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by AquaCamp, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. AquaCamp

    AquaCamp Junior Poster

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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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    Thanks,

    Ric
     
  2. 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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  3. shoggoth43

    shoggoth43 Lifetime Charter Member
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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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  4. Left C

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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.
     
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