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Is this an acceptable regulator for our purposes

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Ligyron, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Ligyron

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    No.. It's max input looks likeits HP (max inlet) pressure is 100 PSI. Generally a CO2 tank pressure is around 700-800 PSI. So that won't fit.


    Its output pressure is 0-25 PSI. This is acceptable for most uses, however is you are planning to use one of the new atomic diffusers then you need a output pressure of at least 30 PSI.


    Finally the description is wrong. It's not a dual stage regulator. It's a single stage model, which is fine unless you are really looking for dual stage to prevent end of tank dumps.
     
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    Thanks rajkm, I totally missed that when looking at it - just saw new, shiny.
     
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    Grrrrr... I'm about ready to give up and just buy one of those cheaper Milwaukee rigs as a stop-gap measure until I can figure out rebuilding this Matheson 8L 580 I picked up. That's if it's even possible as someone mentioned you had to be certified to get the parts for it.
     
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    Hmm. I have heard both good and bad about Milwaukee. I have a GLA unit with no complaints and it didn't cost too much.
     
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    I'd say take a look through some of the regulator builds here and then keep watching ebay and the different planted forums. You will find something. I would suggest to buy something new that has not had a chance to be abused. Or.. buy from a vendor/builder that you trust. Myself, I bought a new dual stage Praxair off of the bay for about $150 and added about another $150 for post body parts. Very happy with it. Night and day difference between it and my previous - a used Azoo that I bought locally. I think you can actually do better with patience.
     
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    I have a 30 dollar regulator i bought from harbor frieght it is dual stage been using it for 2 years without a hitch for the money its a fabulous unit.


    You will need to rig a needle valve with fittings from hardware but that was easy its bot beutiful or anything but you said you were rebuilding another regulator you had so you could most deffinatley get away with this one till your other unit it rebuilt and save some money.even the reviews are pretty darn good it does come with a nylon ring and a co2 bottle connect.


    http://m.harborfreight.com/regulator...not%20provided
     
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    That is not a dual stage regulator. Its a single stage and dual guage.


    One can easily live with a single stage with right kind of post body, e.g a good needle valve, end of tank dumps can be limited (not avoided).
     
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