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Old 10-08-2010, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought 2 of these check valves from Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAZS-One-Way-Aqu...ht_4239wt_1008

but they don't work, they're so tight you can hardly blow through them. No big deal for me, they were only a couple of bucks and I got them with a bigger order.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is probably a cracking pressure, if so it will be hard for you to blow through it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bought 2 of these check valves from Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAZS-One-Way-Aqu...ht_4239wt_1008

but they don't work, they're so tight you can hardly blow through them. No big deal for me, they were only a couple of bucks and I got them with a bigger order.
As Darkoon said, you really can't generate a lot of pressure with your lungs. I'd try them out anyways. Besides, one can't blow through glass diffusors either and yet we use them all the time (at least Amani does... lol).
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As Darkoon said, you really can't generate a lot of pressure with your lungs. I'd try them out anyways. Besides, one can't blow through glass diffusors either and yet we use them all the time (at least Amani does... lol).
Huh, I didn't know that. I thought I could get at least 10 psi with my old lungs
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Nope, human lungs can generate up to 2.8 psi according to google.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well bugger me, I never knew that. I didn't realize we humans were so fragile.
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as bill nye likes to say "NOW YOU KNOW!" and that's typical hong kong stuff... cheap stuff manufactured from china
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Hmmmm, so maybe I should get a decent check valve. Would the brass ones from the LFS work?
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Hmmmm, so maybe I should get a decent check valve. Would the brass ones from the LFS work?
I have these

http://cgi.ebay.com/5pcs-x-Plastic-c...item3a59f0fb3d

and these

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAINLESS-STEEL-...item3a50d08c4b

and work ok. Plastic one i have on fertilizing setup and second stage co2, and brass ones on last line of defence on tank co2
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I have these

http://cgi.ebay.com/5pcs-x-Plastic-c...item3a59f0fb3d

and these

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAINLESS-STEEL-...item3a50d08c4b

and work ok. Plastic one i have on fertilizing setup and second stage co2, and brass ones on last line of defence on tank co2
I got a couple from my LFS last weekend and they look exactly like your stainless steel one, so I am using that. Its crack pressure was a less than the one that started this thread but more than the plastic ones for air. So I'm quite happy with that.
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