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Re: Clippard Valve

"Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 23:07:51 -0500
From: "Mary Alice Kropp" <mak at thirtytwopaws_com>
Subject: RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1672

mak at thirtytwopaws_com wrote: 

Is that a Cliipard valve? Because I've got one, also from 
M3, and it frustrates the heck out of me. Every time it 
needs adjusting (for example, when I need to change the 
CO2 canister, it gets all out of whack), it seems
to take days to get it readjusted. "

and I reply:
      Perhaps you Just were lucky and got the finicky 
valve.  I too, have a clippard valve from M3, and I've had 
no problems.  I have a hodge-podged system I put 
together myself.  There's a Miller regulator, an 
adapter/hose my father(welder&mechanic) put together 
for me, and the clippard valve, working fine.
      Just turn the knob on the valve very slowly to select 
a bubble rate is all I can think to suggest.  And watch 
your regulator.  I find that when I first set my system up, 
it takes me a few days of tweaking the rgulator. Why?  
The pressure gets to such-and-such  on the line 
between the tank and  regulator and then slowly drops 
off, via the check valve, and then I usually just check the 
regulator next day and notch it back up to my desired 
pressure.  I keep it at 20.
      The check valve form M3 has been great so far.
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