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boingyboingy
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PostPosted: 2005.09.13(Tue)20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay...so no teflon tape...

what is...

"non-hardening pipe dope though."

I checked homedepot for the converter earlier...but they couldn't help me...I will try again when I get the valve so I can actually see what I'm working with.

I just want to make sure you know I appreciate your help you have given to me. Thanks

Ryan
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PostPosted: 2005.09.13(Tue)20:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering if you have a good close up picture of the set up that I can see...maybe of the regulator and all the different parts connected to it.

Thanks
ryan
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Robert H
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)0:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are in Hawaii, everything cost more on the islands! Here is Oregon a 10 pound C02 cylinder costs about $80. How much are you paying for a regulator? Or did you already buy it? The Milwaukee regulator comes with a needle valve, bubble counter and solenoid. $74.

But anyway... the needle valve your ordered from me should work just fine.
I would put a check valve on the line as well. I have brass check valves too.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)2:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rex, now I'm worried. Confused I used teflon tape when setting up my CO2. What's wrong with it, and should be taking it apart and cleaning it immediately?

Phil (worried)
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)6:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teflon tape on the cylinder - regulator join is not needed. And it can cause problems if pieces of the Teflon tape get into the regulator.

Also pieces of Teflon tape can clog a needle valve. I always prefer to use non-hardening pipe dope on my gas connections.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)20:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe new people join the conversation...thanks for your help robert with the purchase...but you and rex said 2 different stuff...you said you think your needle valve comes with a 3/8" to 1/8" adapter, but rex said your needle valve comes with a 1/8" to 10-32mm? adapter.

So right now I don't know what to buy...I have a 3/8" to 1/4" adapter. And I still don't know what pipe dope is...=P.

Thanks for your helps explaining stuff.

Ryan
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

The needle valve from Robert according to his web site has a 1/8" adapter. So you will also need a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter.

Pipe dope is pipe dope. Ask at the hardware store. It lubricates and seals the threads on the metal to metal connection.

One more time.

The needle valve has a 10-32 micro thread on it. Since regulators don't come with this size fitting you need adapters. Robert supplies the needle valve with an adapter to 1/8".
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PostPosted: 2005.09.14(Wed)22:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe thanks for the help...I will search for the adapter once I get the stuff from robert.
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