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Old 05-10-2014, 04:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Someone sent me their system to add a 3 port manifold option, replace lp gauge, and wanted it as compact as possible. First time making one and didn't bother to hide thread tape (he doesn't care). The 1/8 npt nipple on the fabco nv-55-18 was left open because he wants to install a bubble counter there. comments?




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It might have been a tad more compact to have all 3 needle valves facing up like that, but I imagine it was a matter of parts on hand, which it often is.

Looks pretty good to me though man. I hope he's running a 20 lb. tank if he's running 3 needle valves.
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It might have been a tad more compact to have all 3 needle valves facing up like that, but I imagine it was a matter of parts on hand, which it often is.

Looks pretty good to me though man. I hope he's running a 20 lb. tank if he's running 3 needle valves.
I originally planned to build it with all valves facing up but after i dry fitted everything together it was a lot wider than i had imagined. He's putting this beneath his cabinet and he has a horizontal length limitation so by putting the fabco nv's vertically I save the most space. It also takes the load of the weight off the 10-32 fittings.

Yeah the linde cb 200 regulator is hella heavy haha. I'll make sure to tell him to secure the co2 cylinder.
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I feel so plain building a 1 output regulator now that everyone's building multiples.
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Someone sent me their system to add a 3 port manifold option, replace lp gauge, and wanted it as compact as possible. First time making one and didn't bother to hide thread tape (he doesn't care). The 1/8 npt nipple on the fabco nv-55-18 was left open because he wants to install a bubble counter there. comments?

looks like it's a lot bigger than the SGT500
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looks like it's a lot bigger than the SGT500
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?
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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.

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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
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^ The rebuild regulator looks much better than the big/small gauge build. And those Redline are considered top dog in Linde's line up. I just think the regulator itself is a bit comical, being silver and cylinder shape like that.
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I think they bought those fitting from homedepot. Not labeled as npt but did fit with npt.
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ir6000 final build.

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