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Needle Valves

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by AV8TOR, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. AV8TOR

    AV8TOR Junior Poster

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    Tom, what needle valve/valves do you like using to control your DIY reactors?
     
  2. Cornhusker

    Cornhusker Guru Class Expert

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    Re: Needle Valves

    if your looking for needle valves with barbs on both ends,check out pet solutions.com . i purchased one for $25.oo, a little pricey but is just what i needed. my tank is a considerable distance from co2 supply. :D
     
  3. Paul

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    Re: Needle Valves

    AV8TOR

    What country are you in?

    Paul
     
  4. AV8TOR

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    Re: Needle Valves

    US -------- (Ohio)
     
  5. Paul

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    Re: Needle Valves

    I was told one of these http://www.welduk.com/Details.asp?ProductID=282 would be better than needle valve, the guy who sells these says needle valves can dump c02 in when the pressure in the bottle goes down, not sure i its true, but this works well for me anyway

    Paul
     
  6. Tom Barr

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    Re: Needle Valves

    Most of the vlaves I've used over the years have been Clippard's minimatics.

    www.clippard.com

    Shippping is 10-15$ but it cost the same to ship 1 as it does 20.
    So I got 20.

    Nu Pro are very good, they run about 38$ US.
    The Clippard's are good enough for our purposes and run 11$ ea, hard to beat.

    The NuPro are very nice and worh the extra $ for folks also. I've had no trouble with the clippard's though.

    If you only have one or two tanks, have the $, go for the nicer ones.

    Nu pro = Swaglock(something spelled like this, I got mine a long time ago)

    Clippard will ship to the UK I believe or they have a vendor locally.

    I would not use that large thing in the photo link.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  7. Paul

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    Having finally tried it, I agree, they are no good at all....
     
  8. Tom Barr

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    Re: Needle Valves

    It's good to learn through experience, as long as it's not your own.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  9. Paul

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    Thanks Tom...

    I have just got one of the ones you suggested, should arrive tomorrow,
    MNV-2 this the right one?
     
  10. hadog

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    I am also interested in this valve...is the MNV-2 the one to get?
     
  11. JadeButterfly

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    yeh clippard are good needle valves

    i got myself a MNV-4K2.

    and it works just fine...
     
  12. Tom Barr

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    Dave Gomberg's Fabco's are very nice and for the small extra cost, are worth it.
    6 for 100$= 16.66 ea vs 11.10 for the clippards.

    Shiping is less with Dave but I pay nothing since he's local.

    Next step up goes to the Nupro which are 38-39$ before shipping.

    Get a few barbed-barbed ends on some to use right at each tank after you steo down, this makes dosing easier.

    Regards
    Tom Barr
     
  13. Paul

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    Works well for me, I didnt get the one with the large knob on it as it might get knocked
     
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