08-30-2006, 05:21 PM
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The specific one you are talking about is made by JBJ Lighting. You have to remove the existing needlevalve/bubblecounter from the JBJ regulator to attach the manifold. The manifold has the same needlevalve/knob as whats on its regulator. The ajustment of the needlevalves is a little less than satisfactory in my opinion. You can go from fast bubble rate to very slow, but not much inbetween. If you have found the needle valve on your regultor to be satisfactory then it may be fine for you.
If you do not have a JBJ regulator, then make sure installing this will not void your warranty. Milwaukee strongly discourages the use of this with their regulator and I believe they say it will void the warranty. Call Brian at Milwaukee to find out.
There is another issue. When you have that many different lines running independent, you need a much higher working pressure to handle it than what you need for one line. The JBJ regulator has a fixed working pressure. It also means your tank will reach empty much much faster. My 20 pound C02 cannister that feeds 8 lines lasts about 5 weeks.
I use an inline manifold bank with ultra sensitive needle valves. Even better than the Clippard needle valve. I keep it at about 45 to 50 psi working pressure using a Milwaukee regulator.