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Old 04-15-2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default Help! Bought co2 regulator, it's litres/min not psi!

Is there a way (changing the $3.00 guage) that i can turn this $24.00 harbor freight open box special into a usable regulator. It measures it's output in litres per min instead of PSI.

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Old 04-15-2009, 04:03 AM   #2
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That would be a flow meter for welding. It is measuring the volume per minute of c02 being dispensed as opposed to the pressure the gas is exerting. A pressure gauge is cheap, I picked up a replacement for 3 or 4 dollars at Granger Dist. It can't hurt to try.

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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That would be a flow meter for welding. It is measuring the volume per minute of c02 being dispensed as opposed to the pressure the gas is exerting. A pressure gauge is cheap, I picked up a replacement for 3 or 4 dollars at Granger Dist. It can't hurt to try.
All the vertical tube floating ball welding flow meters I have ever run across were scaled and calibrated in cu/ft an hour of gas be it Argon, Co2, helium or nitrogen. I have never run across a LPM flow meter unless it was for hospital oxygen use as seen on the walls in hospital rooms or in the ER rooms.

The only liters per/min scale vertical floating ball meters I have ever run across were for medical use like in hospital rooms with scales from .5 to 15 litres per/minute. Timeter Instrument Corporation would be one example.
They are pressure compensated calibrated @ 50 psig 70*F. Model ULO-15.
The Timeter Group. One of these LPM flow gauges were given to me by a hospital maintenance friend for my brewing needs.
Go to http://www.falconmed.com/items-for-s...?page=show_all

Item #6 has 11 Timeter TLO-15 meters for $245, item #7 has 56 for $495.

Your only looking at $22.27 each on the 11 Timeter lot that are new old stock. For used or in excellent condition at only $8.84 each for the 56 Timeter lot.

Do I hear a mass HBT buy in idea for many members to get a great item deal? I already have a brand new one, this would be a great addition for other members. Just remove the quick 1/4 turn inlet disconnect as it has NPT threads in/out. A very high quality meter I must add.

My plan was to use it to on a stone in a exposed glass tube to see the oxygen foam off the stone while transfering wort from the cooled boil keggle to the fermenter adding O2 on the way with a sight window for your pleasure and enjoyment knowing your going to give the yeasties a healthy start. For me just another item to add to the future brewing build project.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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k, it's back safe and sound where it belongs, on the dusty shelves. Im ordering a kegging kit w/ regulator form beveragefactory.com this week.

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