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re:Quality Products.


The regulators I am referencing are configured as follows. Maybe you can tell 
me if they are Dual Gauge or Dual Stage. They have the standard brass female 
connection to the cylinder. There are two pressure gauges coming out of the 
top. One is the tank pressure (CO2 cylinder). The other is a step-down 
pressure gauge, which is adjustable via a large flat head screw in the middle 
of the regulator body. Turn it clockwise to increase the stepdown pressure, 
counter clockwise to decrease the pressure. An electronic solenoid valve is 
attached to the side of the regulator, and a needle valve is attached to the 
solenoid. The brand name of the solenoid on each reg is Burkert, made in 
Germany (per the label of the solenoid).  So what type regulators have I got? 
The $5 timer I was referring to is a simple 1 time on/1 time off. If you use 
a timer what more do you need? Digital timers are nice, but not necessary. 
You can buy these at Home Depot or Lowes two for $7 or so. Digital timers in 
my area (Atlanta) sell for $25-$30 at HD or Lowes.

I don't understand the big issue with having to know the specifications/part 
#s of each component of the regulator. You buy a portable gas grill in kit 
form from the store with a filled gas tank for your outdoor cooking. You can 
spend $99 to $1299. You put the grill together. Connect the regulator and 
check the connections for leaks with soapy water. You use it for years and 
you only need to get more propane once a season. You know from experience 
that the rotary knob on the grill turns the propane on and off. You have had 
no explosions. Did you call the grill manufacturer and check the specs and 
manufacturers of the individual components of the grill? Probably not. You 
put it together, used it, and your experience with it tells you it works 
correctly. The manufacturer puts components that work with each other in the 
kit, so you don't have to buy them each individually. This service is part of 
the cost of the grill.  Your steaks, burgers, and hot dogs all seem to get 
cooked. It does the job it was designed for and seems to do it well. It 
really doesn't need to be more complicated than this, unless you want it to 

Your car is made of components manufactured by dozens of different companys. 
Do you know the specifications/part # of each of the 3000-4000 parts that 
make up your car? No. You get in, start it and it takes you from point A to 
point B. The company that builds it makes sure that the 3000-4000 parts all 
work together. That is part of what you pay them for when you buy the car.    

The regulators I own do what they are designed to do and do it well.  I do 
not know and do not care to know what the individual component's 
specifications and part #s are. I want something that will deliver CO2 to my 
tanks at a constant rate and do it safely. The regs I refer to do this 
consistently, without fail. As I have posted several times, they are on the 
internet and readily available from several MO companys (which I previously 
listed). If you care to be that detailed, go for it. I do not.