How to build a Victor VTS253b-320

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Left C;64031 said:
I'll bet I know who it was. It looks like one of Anwar's regulator builds.

I have a feeling you know who it belonged to..LOL
Yeah, Anwar did a good job. I'm going to make it a true stainless unit like I did my first one. Gonna get a new model sticker (see your PMs) to replace the damaged one, install a stainless cga 320 nut/nipple/filter, all stainless post body, stainless burkert and stainless ideal valve. I'm also replacing the gauges to stainless center units. the ones on the older SGTs are black (maybe iron), and they corrode easily. The new gauges have a stainless center, too. The high pressure gauge is stuck also at about 10-20 psi. If you ever need part number for gauges, let me know. I can get stainless gauges, chrome plated brass gauges, and brass replacement victor gauges.

I'm going to do a major write up with this one covering everything from wiring a stainless burkert to installing a stainless steel in-port filter, to building the post body, etc. Everything will be covered in one thread with tons of pics!
 

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If I would of known that you wanted a stainless steel CGA-320, I would of sent you one ( I have several.) and pulled off the chrome CGA-320 and kept it. I paid $10 extra for it.
 

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Left C;64101 said:
If I would of known that you wanted a stainless steel CGA-320, I would of sent you one ( I have several.) and pulled off the chrome CGA-320 and kept it. I paid $10 extra for it.

I can send the chrome plated brass cga and the post body back to you if you would like. I'll send the model sticker back to you in a separate envelope so it doesn't get messed up.
 

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Matt F.;64113 said:
I can send the chrome plated brass cga and the post body back to you if you would like. I'll send the model sticker back to you in a separate envelope so it doesn't get messed up.

Great! Let me know how much to send you for these parts.
 

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Just to update this thread, I have reduced my collection down to 3 regulators.

Wilson/Victor SGT500
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Merck/Victor HPT500
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Victor SGT500
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Nice! Only SS/Chrome, no Brass. So, you have the 0 to 60 psi that I sent you and two 0 to 200 psi models now??

Here's a nice Ford truck for sale for you. It'll look good with your CO2 systems.
 
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Left C;70163 said:
Nice! Only SS/Chrome, no Brass. So, you have the 0 to 60 psi that I sent you and two 0 to 200 psi models now??

Here's a nice Ford truck for sale for you. It'll look good with your CO2 systems.

Yes. Two SGTs and one HPT. One of the SGT500s is a "D" regulator with a "B" gauge. The other (the one you sent me is the true "B"). The HPT500 is a "D" regulator.
Damn, that's a nice truck! :)
 

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From post #23:
If you don't want a bubble counter, you can install a hose barb. This is what I recommend b/c they lock the hose on the barb:
Brass Hose barb adapter with locking nut mechanism(these two parts work together)
B-400-1-2
B-405-2
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I need some advice for selecting the appropriate tube fitting. I would like to use an in-line glass bubble counter with at least 2 in-line check valves for redundancy (before & after bubble counter), so I assume I need a tube fitting attached directly to the Ideal needle valve (V52-1-12)? (Please let me know if this will work or not.) Will the B-6MO-1-2 tube fitting attach directly to the V52-1-12 & standard 4/6mm tubing? I just saw from the thread posted below that I would also need B-6M5-4M, right?

Many thanks to Matt for posting this guideline! I will be following the directions closely as I set up my first regulator.

EDIT: I see in the thread link below that I will need B-6M5-4M to use with the B-6MO-1-2 fitting. I guess the directions for the SS-6MO-1-2 are the same for the brass version?
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8226-How-to-use-Swagelok-tube-fittings
 
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Beachkrazd;71887 said:
From post #23:
If you don't want a bubble counter, you can install a hose barb. This is what I recommend b/c they lock the hose on the barb:
Brass Hose barb adapter with locking nut mechanism(these two parts work together)
B-400-1-2
B-405-2
------------------------

I need some advice for selecting the appropriate tube fitting. I would like to use an in-line glass bubble counter with at least 2 in-line check valves for redundancy (before & after bubble counter), so I assume I need a tube fitting attached directly to the Ideal needle valve (V52-1-12)? (Please let me know if this will work or not.) Will the B-6MO-1-2 tube fitting attach directly to the V52-1-12 & standard 4/6mm tubing? I just saw from the thread posted below that I would also need B-6M5-4M, right?

Many thanks to Matt for posting this guideline! I will be following the directions closely as I set up my first regulator.

EDIT: I see in the thread link below that I will need B-6M5-4M to use with the B-6MO-1-2 fitting. I guess the directions for the SS-6MO-1-2 are the same for the brass version?
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8226-How-to-use-Swagelok-tube-fittings

I think you are smart to opt out on the JBJ-style bubble counter. The check valve will fail at some point...it's just a matter of when.
I use ADA in-line glass bubble counters (not the beetle counter, but the simple ADA glass bubble counter). I also use the ADA gray Parts kit per ADA's instructions. This comes with a high quality plastic check valve which is to be placed underneath the bubble counter.

These part numbers DO NOT work with 4mm/6mm tubing:
B-400-1-2
B-405-2

I have removed these from post # 23. I don't want anyone to be confused.

ALso I have removed the Bigway NPT part numbers. Bigway charges way too much for shipping and the parts are of a lesser quality. I recommend and use Swagelok brass and stainless parts.

If you want to save money, take a trip to your local ace hardware. they usually have a pipe fitting section.

This is the correct part number for 4mm/6mm tube adapters with a male 1/8" npt thread (which screws into the ideal needle valve or a check valve).
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8226-How-to-use-Swagelok-tube-fittings[/QUOTE]

You can use a B-2c2-1/3 or SS-2c2-1/3 Swagelok check valve which will sit between the ideal valve and your tube adapter.

Hope this helps.
 

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Here is an updated list of DIY regulator build links:
Here is an updated list of DIY links:

How to build a VTS253B-320:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7785-How-to-build-a-Victor-VTS253b-320

How to build a Victor VTS 253A-1993:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7787-How-to-build-a-Victor-VTS253a-1993

How to wire your own Burkert type 6011 solenoid:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7783-How-to-wire-a-Burkert-type-6011-solenoid

How to install a CGA 320 on a used Victor HPT 500:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7786-How-to-change-a-CGA-on-a-used-regulator

How to prep a used Victor HPT270 for a post body kit:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7788-How-to-prep-an-Victor-HPT-270-for-a-post-body

Why gas flow direction is important when installing a Burkert solenoid:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...ow-direction-is-important-in-preventing-leaks

How to build a Victor SGT 500: (90* output regulator)
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7879-How-to-build-a-Victor-SGT-500-Regulator
Happy reading.

How to adjust your Ideal Valve:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7971-How-to-adjust-your-Ideal-Valve

How to use Swagelok Tube Fittings:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8226-How-to-use-Swagelok-tube-fittings

DSR: Total Conversion From JBJ BUbble Counter to Swagelok Tube Adapter:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...m-JBJ-bubble-counter-to-Swagelok-Tube-Fitting

Gerryd's DSR Build:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8190-Gerryd-s-regulator-build-thread

Swagelok part numbers for two regulator configurations (regulator to tube adaper):
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...eded-for-90*-and-VTS-Builds?p=62668#post62668

How to build an SGT 500 (2):
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8516-How-to-Build-an-SGT-500-(2)?p=64375#post64375

Rainydazs' regulator build (GPT270):
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8538-rainydazs-s-Regulator-Build

Samuel's VTS252D-350 Build:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8595-Samuel-s-VTS252D-350-Build?p=65021#post65021

My two SGT500s:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8632-My-two-SGT500s-(thanks-to-Left-C)

Regulator Body Thickness?
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/8671-Regulator-Body-Thickness?p=65564#post65564

Conversion from Swagelok tube adapter SS-6M0-1-2 (male) to SS-6M0-7-2 (female):
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...-to-SS-6M0-7-2-(female-NPT)?p=72227#post72227

Where to buy CGA NUTS NIPPLES AND FILTERS for your DIY project:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...ms)-and-filters-onliine-for-your-DIY-projects

Swagelok's online pipe fitting catalog with pictures!
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...elok-s-Pipe-Fitting-Catalog?p=80678#post80678

Updated tube adapters on my SGT500s:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthrea...-to-SS-6M0-7-2-(female-NPT)?p=72227#post72227