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Old 03-12-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default digital regulator for kegging?

Anybody think this will work, assuming there's a way to connect it to the tanks and keg?



Eastwood Co. - 1/4" Digital Regulator

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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Interesting find with a price comparable to a standard reg.

Why no contact Eastwood and ask if it's compatible with CO2 and CO2/Nitro mix.

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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I see hi tec beer in the future.... digital displays showing the temp of the beer as well as the pressure on the outside of the tank....

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Old 03-12-2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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As long as it is not a self relieveing regulator it is perfect.
If it self relieves to maintain that 1 psi tolerance then you will lose all your gas.
Great find either way! I'll be looking into these!
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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Sent an email to Eastwood to see if this might work. I'll update here if they reply.

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Old 03-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #6
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I'm not really sure how to interpret their answer; it seems a bit...short. I'll post my question and their reply below.

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Subject: Contact Us -Tech Help

Hello,

I have a question about product #51559 - 1/4" Digital Regulator. Is this a self relieving regulator? Also, is it suitable for use with CO2?

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I would say "NO" to both questuions...


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Old 03-17-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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Compressd air regulators can not be used as a primary CO2 regulator.
The diaphram type air regulator is not designed for the high CO2 tank pressure.

Remove and use the digital gauge with your setup, great price.

I use a digital gauge with my CO2 setup.






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Compressd air regulators can not be used as a primary CO2 regulator.
The diaphram type air regulator is not designed for the high CO2 tank pressure.

Remove and use the digital gauge with your setup, great price.
Is that to say that the regulator isn't useful but the gauge is?

How would you remove and use just the gauge? Specifically, how would it interface into the existing regulator? Can off-the-shelf parts be used for this?
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I think what he is saying is that you would have to keep the current regulator you have and adjust it to say 50 PSI, then use the digital regulator to go from 50 PSI down to serving pressure.

The digital can't handle the 2500 PSI in a CO2 tank.

I am guessing but I am interested also just for the cool factor.

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Old 03-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #10
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exactly, use this as a secondary regulator and I think you would be fine.

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