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Which Regulator

Zachary1941

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Hi,
Confused as to which regulator i require to use with a FE Co2 system...When i go into e,bay i see ..Mig welder regulators, home brew Regulators and single and twin system Co2 Regulators .. Can someone put me on the right track as to which one i require for a FE Co2 diy system ... Thanks Zac
 
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Zachary1941 said:
Hi,
Confused as to which regulator i require to use with a FE Co2 system...When i go into e,bay i see ..Mig welder regulators, home brew Regulators and single and twin system Co2 Regulators .. Can someone put me on the right track as to which one i require for a FE Co2 diy system ... Thanks Zac

Zach

Twin gauge system co2 regs is what to look for-
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JBl-Regulator-and ... 3354f5f212

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CO2-SOLENOID-REGU ... 3ef7bc1869

Regards
Paul.
 

Zachary1941

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Right have ordered the regulator and solenoid..Just another beginners question.....Co2 fire extinguishers...Would i be correct in assuming that if it says Co2 extinguisher .. then it is gas and not powder.(And the one i need)..Sorry once again for basic questions...Regards Zac
 

Zachary1941

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Thanks Chris,
There are so many different types of CO2 was a little concerned.. Food,Industrial,beer,medical etc Just wanted to be certain that as far as we are concerned co2 is co2 and will suffice for our needs Regards Zac
 

ceg4048

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Hi,
There is only only one kind of CO2, a carbon atom joined to two oxygen atoms. The difference between the various labels have only to do with the level of "impurities", or, non-CO2 molecules mixed in. For our purposes it absolutely doesn't matter and it's certainly not worth paying more money for something like medical grade CO2 (unless it's the only available option).

CO2 exists as solid, liquid, or gas, just like every other molecule, the difference being the ambient temperature and pressure. Dry Ice is solid CO2. CO2 in cylinders is in a liquid form and when allowed to escape rapidly, becomes a gas. If you buy industrial grade CO2 you should be aware that there are cylinders with two types of valves; one that allows the CO2 to stay as liquid upon exit (metal workers use this) and another that vaporizes the liquid. That's the useful one for us.

Please review the Tutorial section of the forum which contains articles regarding CO2 and it's application and measurement.

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I'd recommend the JBL regs, but rather the new version.

the old shown in the link is a pig to attach to bottles due to old style grip. The newer ones have, IMO, much better control over output. I have used both, and the new is a huge improvement.

also, if the solenoid goes down on the old style, the new solenoid does not fit IME
 

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