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Old 09-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Anyone know any issues with this idea?
Using parts around the shop and some ordered parts came up with plans for a secondary regulator system
(6) 1/4" SS threaded tees
(2) 1/4" x 4" SS threaded nipples
(1) 1/4" SS plug
(9) 1/4" close nipples
(3) 1/4" brass threaded ball valves
(4) 1/4" threaded barbs
(3) 1/4" regulators
(3) 1/4" 0-60psi gauges

Any tips would be recommended. Will post when done otherwise. Ordering parts this weekend unless otherwise noted
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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Check valves to Protect your regulators. Otherwise should work.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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HMMMM gives me ideas on what to do with that extra spunding valve I have laying around. Wouldnt this work with a pressure relief valve? as long as your secondary is lower than the primary reg it should only allow the pressure that the relief valve is set at to the secondary keg.

 
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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Check valves to Protect your regulators. Otherwise should work.
Forgot about that. Northern brewer has ball valves for $3 each. Thx for reminding me
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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Removed due to not doing my homework.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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I don't think that will give you the precision you desire. When running an impact wrench 10 psi off your target isnt a deal breaker. In our work, that is a really big deal.

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Old 09-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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make sure the regulators are CO2 safe. some of those meant for Air can be destroyed by the acidic nature of CO2.

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Could i use this for the regulator?
if you had a pressure gauge on it you could probably dial it in pretty close, but the needle valves those use have no where near the fine control of diaphragm valves normal regulators have.

 
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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Anyone got a link on a more appropriate regulator valve on the cheap?
Best i can find is granger for $12 each.
http://m.grainger.com/search/Product...&N=0&Ntt=4zm13
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #9
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http://www.drillspot.com/products/40..._Regulator?s=1

$11.89 free 3 day shipping

Not sure these are compatible with CO2 though. Probably best to verify before using

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Anyone got a link on a more appropriate regulator valve on the cheap?
Best i can find is granger for $12 each.
http://m.grainger.com/search/Product...&N=0&Ntt=4zm13

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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Forgot to upload finished. Was a fun project. Had to do some leak chasing. Turned out great.


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