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Solenoid

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by JadeButterfly, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. JadeButterfly

    JadeButterfly Guru Class Expert

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    Hey guys,

    When I first got my pressurized system, I went for the minimal which includes: 10lb cylinder, dual gauage CO2 regulator, Clippard needle valve and plastic check valve.

    I've notice recently that many ppl who use the EI method as Tom suggested uses a solenoid to shut off the CO2 when the lights are out.

    Can someone explain in detail the benefits of it? I know many ppl including myself that just runs it 24/7 with no ill effects. But if a solenoid is indeed a good investment, I will consider getting one soon.

    Will all solenoid fit on my regulator? Can someone suggest a good solenoid?

    Thanks.
     
  2. PeterGwee

    PeterGwee Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Solenoid

    Here is a quote from Tom Barr in APD which will probably answer your queries.

    Regards
    Peter Gwee
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Re: Solenoid

    I tried to avoid solenoids and still can.
    But they work well and sevre some use for folks.

    I do not add CO2 at night.
    I see no use in it.
    It's not hard to stop it, no solenoid is needed but a solenoid will save gas for 14-12 hours a day.........but it might take 2-3 years for that device to pay it's self off.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  4. JadeButterfly

    JadeButterfly Guru Class Expert

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    Re: Solenoid

    hey Tom,

    so do you just pull off the airline at night?
     
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