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Old 05-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my plan for two Hoke metering valves:








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that's a very interesting design Christian! It's always nice when people try new configuration rather than the same old stuff all the time.

The fun part with these compact designs is figuring out how to screw the darn thing together LOL
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that's a very interesting design Christian! It's always nice when people try new configuration rather than the same old stuff all the time.

The fun part with these compact designs is figuring out how to screw the darn thing together LOL

Thanks buddy! I wish I had purchased the two tone parker that oldpunk got when I had the chance. I actually made an offer and they countered with what seem high at the moment. To come to think of it it probably wasn't. Oh well.
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Thanks buddy! I wish I had purchased the two tone parker that oldpunk got when I had the chance. I actually made an offer and they countered with what seem high at the moment. To come to think of it it probably wasn't. Oh well.
When it comes to buying regulators theres only three kinds of feelings.
1. immense satisfaction at a great deal
2. buyers remorse... shoulda offered even lower
3. should've could've would've... damn.
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When it comes to buying regulators theres only three kinds of feelings.

1. immense satisfaction at a great deal

2. buyers remorse... shoulda offered even lower

3. should've could've would've... damn.

Yeah...I'm at #3 even after 3 days. Lol.
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@flyinghellfish

Thanks!

Alright...
Here's the post body completely done and attached to my HPT 500.








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First build Harris HP742 SS




Second build ir6000






They are not actually finished. Just a quick build to test out parts and metering valve.
I like the look of the first build, second build looks ..


For the first 4 turns of the 22, there is no bubble until 4.5 turns. normal?

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First build SGT500




Second build ir6000






They are not actually finished. Just a quick build to test out parts and metering valve.
I like the look of the first build, second build looks ..


For the first 4 turns of the 22, there is no bubble until 4.5 turns. normal?
No rush, wait until you get the KIP solenoids, and use them, they are 3 watts, quite expensive solenoids if they are the stainless steel version, the brass version is about $50-$60 a piece.

or wait for the Burkerts--those rare 2 watts version, use them with the stainless steel regulator, you are really lucky to get these solenoids, if it is possible, I would like one, for collection purpose.

the first system, better put it in category of Harris, which is Harris HP742 stainless steel regulator.

I am not sure the 22 series, because the needle stem position is slightly different for each valve, check leak, if there is no leak, 4 turns to see bubble, should be ok.
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Here's another of my completed all SS unit:







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No rush, wait until you get the KIP solenoids, and use them, they are 3 watts, quite expensive solenoids if they are the stainless steel version, the brass version is about $50-$60 a piece.

or wait for the Burkerts--those rare 2 watts version, use them with the stainless steel regulator, you are really lucky to get these solenoids, if it is possible, I would like one, for collection purpose.

the first system, better put it in category of Harris, which is Harris HP742 stainless steel regulator.

I am not sure the 22 series, because the needle stem position is slightly different for each valve, check leak, if there is no leak, 4 turns to see bubble, should be ok.

I got those burkerts. They are huge and heavy compare to the 200. I think the 1/8 inlet and outlet is slightly different, It can't fit in the male 1/8 npt. The kip solenoid will come tomorrow.
If you want one, I can send you one.

side to side compare


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