Elite reg - bubble counter refills

Discussion in 'CO2Art' started by Costa, 14 Feb 2019.

  1. Costa

    Costa Member

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    Hi team, I find myself having to refill the bubble counter every ~6 weeks (from 80% full down to water level just below the gas tip). Is this normal? I find it too difficult to unscrew the top of the bubble counter...
     
  2. Tim Harrison

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    Same here, I've often wondered that too. I've checked for leaks and there aren't any so I guess it just evaporates in to the tubing with the CO2 flow.
     
  3. Kalum

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    mine is the same and like you say it's a royal pain in the... having to remove the top tube then unscrew every time to refill
     
  4. Andrew Butler

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  5. Kalum

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    Did that at the start but it twists the Co2 tube which is pretty sturdy and if you manage to get it off you can't let it un-twist or you'll end up putting it back on twisted once screwed up
     
  6. Siege

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    Yes the water slowly moves up through the tubing so empties over time.

    I don’t bother refilling it any more.

    To make it easier to dettach from the tubing you can get push fit connections. I think co2 supermarket sell them. Someone will have a link for the right thing.....
     
  7. Zeus.

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    Thats the nice think about the JBL in line atomisers they refill when the CO2 goes off
     
  8. Siege

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    Normally all over the carpet! :lol:
     
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  9. Zeus.

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    Well yes might did leak when I first got them from the non return valve, but I sealed them up with a resin bonded cement when I first got them and they never leaked again
     
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  10. Andrew Butler

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    using the JBL bubble counters in the link I put below my post?

    Here it is again. the whole body unscrews.
    https://www.jbl.de/en/products/detail/7581/jbl-proflora-co2-count-safe
     
  11. Kalum

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  12. Andrew Butler

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    I was trying to point you in a different direction; just take the Co2 art one out and use the JBL one.
    They have a built in check valve like the CO2 art ones so just unscrew the CO2 art one then use the nut from the top to fix the CO2 tubing to the regulator or even leave it in place as an extra non return.
    Sorry for any confusion!
    Andrew
     
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