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Need help Deciding on a Regulator

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by tropicalryan, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. tropicalryan

    tropicalryan Junior Poster

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    So I have decide to build my own pressurized CO2 system after looking around at the awesome info on this site. I am just trying to decide which regulator is best and hoping for some input as it seems a lot of people on this site really know their stuff.

    1.) AIR PRODUCTS E12-244D PRESSURE REGULATOR
    -dual stage (Ithink), good price, max psi=3000, but never heard of this company-great price too
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    oldpunk Guru Class Expert

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    That's a re-branded Airgas 2-stage. I can't make out the low pressure gauge but I believe it does 100psi(gauge probably says 200). It's a nickle plated brass reg with stainless steel diaphragms. It's a nice unit. You can sometimes find them on ebay for around $50.
     
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    2.)BOC Gases BGT-270-15-320-4F General Purpose Regulator
    Max inlet: 3000 PSI
    Fitting # CGA-320V, Output 30psi, 200Kpa
    -again -dual stage (Ithink), good price, max psi=3000, but never heard of this company, but great price
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    3.) ConCoa Regulator 212 series
    -Heard this company is great, but a little worried about the 0-200 outlet PSi- too much?
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    4.) Victor HTP 272B
    -dual stage (i think), i like this one, but its a little more expensive than I had wanted to spend
    http://www.dmltrading.com.sg/documentation/HPT270-280.pdf

    5.) Fisher Scientific 10-572F Carbon Dioxide Regulator
    -never heard of this but it looks good, is dual stage, has a 125 PSI outlet, but confused as to why it says it has a CGA E4? and good price

    Any input is appreciate, thanks
     
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    oldpunk Guru Class Expert

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    From your choices there, I'd say go with the Air Products or the BOC(it is a 2-stage). That BOC is pretty, lol.

    Oh... just to clarify, Those are all good units. And 200psi isn't too much either, you'd just want to pick up a lower psi low pressure gauge(those 400psi gauges are hard to read at low levels) .
     
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  5. tropicalryan

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    thanks - so I really can't wrong with any of these choices
     
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    Nope - provided they are still in good condition and don't have any problems. You wouldn't find out about a blown gauge or a leaking valve seat until you've tested it out.
     
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    They are all big brands, I like the air products more than others but eb*y don't have that many.
    The price of used regulator is rising especially for the nice looking DSR, good price SS unit are rare now, and last week there was an air products SS unit started from $29.99 ended up sold for $105.
     
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    alright thank you all very much
     
  9. tropicalryan

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    I narrowed it down to:

    BOC Gases BGT-270-15-320-4F General Purpose Regulator Max inlet: 3000 PSI Fitting # CGA-320V, Output 30psi, 200Kpa OR

    the Victor HTP 272B, max inlet 3000psi, CGA 320, output 60 PSI

    -Both have been tested and confirmed working, the victor is a little more expensive but does have an outlet of 60 PSI vs the BOCs outlet of 30PSI -what one do you guys think is better?
     
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