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Old 04-18-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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I am new to kegging (well homebrewing too) and I came across these two CO2 regulators in purchasing used supplies. My question is which one is better, which should I use (provided that they both work)?

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Old 04-18-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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id prefer #1 just cause it has a knob that makes it easier to adjust pressure...

check these out... its what I happily use...
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...s-pid-642.html

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The second one for two reasons: The low pressure gauge is more appropriate (0-60psi range, and it looks like there is a shutoff valve.

You would definitely need to replace the gauge on the first one (I'd put a 0-30 psi gauge in personally).

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Old 04-18-2007, 09:28 PM   #4
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I say #2. The gauge scaleing range is much better.

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The first one is alot better. I have gone thru 2 of the bottom ones. The bolt on the second one gets cross threaded.

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info - esp about the PSI ranges! (that proves I am a noob... but learning everyday).

The first regulator (#1) was actually used for airbrushing in its previous live. With #2 I would add a knob if I used it.

Still up in the air...

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:50 PM   #7
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#2 for the gauge. Never had a problem with cross threading. Bit annoying to always having to use a screwdriver but at least it won't get bumped.

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:37 AM   #8
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#2 because is HARDER to adjust. If you take #1 to a party, people will be messing with it. #2 you can tighten the lock nut so they can't adjust it.

Gage range is also important, most of the time you'll be down around 12-15 psi.

I have two of the #2 that have been trouble free for 6 years.

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Yeah. And visiting small children and drunks like to play with things like that.

If you go with #1 you can always buy a new gauge.

But I'd take # 2 and tape a string connected to a flat screwdriver, to it.

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No question about it, go with number one! That is a very high quality regulator made by Victor! Gauges are cheap, so I agree with the others that you should replace the low side gauge. I would recommend a 0-30 psi gauge range. It allows for a much finer control of output pressure. I would also replace the outlet fitting with a shutoff valve with a built in check valve.

That Victor regulator is designed to last a lifetime! I have a 35 year old nitrogen regulator made by Victor that my Dad gave me, all it has ever needed was a new diaphragm. I called Victor and they still make a replacement for this 35 year old regulator!

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