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Help with selecting a Solenoid

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Blackstar65, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Blackstar65

    Blackstar65 Junior Poster

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    I bought 95%of a used Red Sea Pro deluxe kit. Long story short I got beat on the solenoid. The previous owner managed to snap the fittings that run the rough the solenoid magnets in half.
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    Red Sea doesn't sell replacement parts and after two days of scouring the CNE/ACL website (the makers of the solenoid) for the same model to buy the part I am having no luck. I only found some that were similar.



    Can some one suggest a good solenoid valve that would work with this kit? Based on the fittings it appears that the solenoid is run in-line via co2 tubing. The input and output ends of the solenoid are barbed for hoses. i would like to run the new solenoid in-line as well. If you know the name of the broken part and where I can source a replacement that would be great. A new Red Sea Solenoid will cost me more than I paid for the whole set up. I know Red Sea isn't popular on this board based on comments I read in a post. I don't know why exactly though.

    thanks.
     
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  2. Blackstar65

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    Thanks, I am slowly educating my self on pressurized set ups. What about a Burket? I would like one with a LED is its not to costly. I tried to read through the thread but their is too much side commentary to filter. I think the model is a 6011 with the Buna-N o-rings. Does it come with a power cord? If i have to buy a power cord which kind do I need to purchase? what do I need to have the LED function. I am in Maryland, so I know I need the 100-120V. But after that I am lost.
     
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  3. Matt F.

    Matt F. Lifetime Charter Member
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    Here is a "how-to" on wiring a solenoid. The solenoid that freshwater systems carries requires a DIN connector (with or without LED) and a power cord. Most of your specific questions should be answered in this thread:
    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7783-How-to-wire-a-Burkert-type-6011-solenoid
     
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    This is why I mentioned the AquaMedic solenoid. It mounts to 1/4" OD tubing whereas the Burkert solenoid has 1/8" NPT threaded ports.
     
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