05-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fremont, CA
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| | Re: Regulator Build Thread: Completed and Ongoing Projects
Originally Posted by flowerfishs
looks like it's a lot bigger than the SGT500
yeah much bigger. My sgt 500 is much more compact (not to mention way lighter
). If you look through my posts on the regulator watch thread my sgt 500 is actually shorter than my hpt 500.
Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish
He sent the item to you and pay you money to do that?
That a Redline by Linde, rebrand by AGA, I always thought that regulator looked a bit weird, you know what I'm talking
Good build Neil!, how did it look before?
Yup, I actually get requests to work on systems quite often pretty often. I know bettatail does as well and I wouldn't be surprised if oldpunk did too. The whole DIY regulator thing is quite daunting. I remember feeling so overwhelmed by all the model numbers for regulators and all the numbers/models for metering valves. I learned the ropes 1-2 years ago and there's been a massive increase of info on all this stuff since then, imagine how much of a headache it must be for new people trying to build a regulator haha. I usually help people in my local club but heck, if someone is willing to pay for parts labor and shipping both ways I'll do it lol.
SHHH don't mar the beauty of this regulator for others.
Here's the original pict of what he had bought. Whoever the previous owner was did a number on the regulator... wrench marks here and there, scraped off the chrome plating with a wrench on some parts, used fittings that were supposed to be 1/8 npt but I don't think they are npt, and a horribly messy teflon tape job. I thought my teflon tape job on this reg was pretty sloppy already lol
I recycled as many parts from the original build as possible to keep the costs down if you were wondering about my interesting choice of fittings there haha