06-16-2006, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Originally Posted by hoppycalif
You could plug the hole where the gage goes, standard brass pipe plug would do it. But, then setting the flow rate would be very difficult. You really need to phone the Milwaukee service department - they are very accomodating - and see what deal they will give you. Perhaps when you install the new gage you will try reading the instructions carefully before turning on the CO2 again? And, this regulator works just like every regulator I have used, and I used many of them in my work career before retiring. Now, go stand in the corner for 15 minutes!!
Maybe I just got confused? I could swear the regulators at work operate a different way ... then again, they only have one gauge so maybe it's never mattered because there's nothing to break! Most likely, well ... obviously ... I screwed up and that's why it broke.
I looked through the pamphelet that came with the regulator, and apparently I am to have sent in the warranty 14 days after buying the unit. I didn't plan on using it for a few months so i stashed the unit away. Now that I'm taking it out, I broke it. haha figures. I'm sure I could contact either Milwaukee or the place I bought it (if I can remember which of the many stores online) and they'll help me work through it.
I used the regulator and have gotten a steady reliable bubble rate with the bubble counter using the needle valve. I imagine, with my little knowledge of the subject, that I can use the regulator without a functioning right gauge since a number of regulators sold and commonly used only have a single gauge. I'll just have to estimate the 30 psi everyone recommends operating the regulator at.
I'll contact milwaukee if they're open tomorrow or on monday if they're not. If anyone else has any info or any suggestions, let me know. Thanks everyone.
Just a stupid moment on my behalf.