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Samuel's VTS252D-350 Build

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by Matt F., Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Matt F.

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    Started this project tonight. Will finish tomorrow once the needle valve gets here. Wanted to document the process via pics.

    Here are some shots of the regulator and parts:
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    I use eletrical tape to prep for when I use air tools (to prevent scratching, etc.):

    CGA area
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    Post body area
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    Here are where the parts end up once I've removed them
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    Here is the unit out in the garage where my air tools are
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    The deep sockets I use for removing the CGA 350 (hydrogen/methane) and the OEM post body
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    Here is the 1/2" impact wrench I use
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    CGA 350 removed
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    Low pressure/post body removed
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    The best way to clean out the remnants of teflon tape and glue is compressed air
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    Here is the CGA port after a cleaning
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    Once everthing was removed and cleaned, I moved the unit back into my assembly area
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    Lots of teflon tape
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    CGA320 installed
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    Next is to install the hex reducing nipple
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    Installed with teflon tape
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    Next, for VTS builds you need to connect the street elbow with the solenoid. To do this, it is easiest to remove the 2506DIN/coil portion of the solenoid.
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    It's important to keep the proper gas flow direction in mind while fastening the street elbow to the burkert solenoid. There is a correct way to do this.
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    prepping the other side of the nex reducing nipple with non-hardening thread sealer
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    Here is the street elbow/solenoid attached to the regulator (you can always align thing later on once you have the regulator attached to a closed co2 tank. I use my spare co2 tank to test and build regulators. It not only provides a pressurized gas source, but it is a killer stand!
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    At this point, I connect the regulator to the co2 tank for the rest of the build/testing
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    adding the hex nipple
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    added the burkert's coil/2506 DIN section
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    Taking it back out into the garage for a bit of testing. I have an extra fabco around for testing units. Everthing is working as intended. tested for proper solenoid function. Works well.
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    Here is how the unit will sleep till I receive the Ideal NV tomorrow. I added a zip-tie to keep the cord protected and out of the way.
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    Here are the remaining parts
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    Part II tomorrow!
     
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    Part II

    The Ideal Valve
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    The check valve
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    finished unit w/ JBJ bubble counter:
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