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Fabco-Air NV-55 with NPT ports - Anyone want one?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by EntropyIV, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. EntropyIV

    EntropyIV Prolific Poster

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    I had several people asking about NPT instead of 10-32 ports (for direct mounting).
    Anyone here be interested in that? More interest = lower price, so chime in if you are.
     
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    Definitely. 1/8 " NPT would be great.
     
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    I bet if word got out that the nv-55 came with a 1/8 npt port sales would climb a little. I would buy one to replace one I'm already happy with. I'd really like to mount it to my regulator. (without a tiny little fitting that I'd probably break)

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    Got some pricing back from management.
    We could offer a 1/16 and 1/8 NPT version of the NV-55 for about $30 list (maybe a little less).
    Bodies would be a little larger diameter to accommodate the ports, and the 1/8 would be hex, not round. Also, no panel mount threads and nuts. Internals would be identical.
     
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    I think the 1/8" npt would net you the most sales.
    You guys have a link/order info?
     
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    $30.00 for 1/8 NPT? Sold, let me know how to order.
     
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    Great idea. I'm sure that the #10-32 threads have deterred quite a few of us.
    Very reasonable!
    This is fine.
    I'm lost and confused here. What does this mean? What fittings would be used? Will the 1/8" not be female NPT?

    With 1/16", would this be NPT?

    I'm sorry for all the questions. I'm just not understanding what you mean by "hex and not round."
    Sure. No problem.
     
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    I thought he meant the shape of the body would be hex. If not, then I am confused too.
     
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    Thanks Henry! It makes sense now.

    I had visions of using 1/8" Allen set screws. LOL
     
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    No torx head screws. :)
     
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    This is correct. 1/8 NPT would require hex shaped bar stock (instead of round) for the body.
     
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    No ordering info yet. First we have to make them!
    I have some final approval I have to go through before I can send it to production, but as soon as we have some made, I will get a link on here for ordering.
     
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    Just to kind of nail it down, you guys would want 1/8 NPT ports in both the side and bottom ports, and a 13/16" hex body is acceptable?

    Might be a little cheaper list to keep the 10-32 in the bottom, as we could use the same bottom caps for both variations.
    Is it worth a couple bucks to have both ports the same?
     
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    It would be better if the bottom was 1/8 npt since that is where we would want to attach it to the regulator or solenoid.
     
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    Ditto. 1/8" NPT on both.
     
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    1/8" ports are needed on both sides.

    anything smaller than a 13/16" body? a 5/8" perhaps? I don't want a needle valve that is the diameter of a large spark plug hanging off my rig. ;)

    Thanks for providing an alternative.
     
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    when do we order, i will be away for 3 weeks, but i will take 2.
    hani
     
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    I have the engineers modifying the print for the 1/8th NPT version.
    I'll let you all know when I have more info.
     
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    Sounds great!
     
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    Is it possible to have some type of Vernier caliper micrometer handle as an option? Maybe something like Swagelok's or Ideal's.

    Swagelok


    Ideal (NOTE: this image shows the panel mount option with the micrometer handle; just look at the micrometer handle)
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    Swagelok's optional micrometer handle

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