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Re: [APD] CO2 systems

I found it easiest to just order on-line through the swagelock website.
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----- Original Message ----
From: David Papas <dpapas665 at freesector_net>
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:29:17 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] CO2 systems

Another second for the Swagelok.  One thing though, getting one through the
local Swagelok distributor was a bit of a hassle as they weren't really set
up for dealing with individuals.   I can say the hassle was well worth the
wait though.  One thing I do remember, though I can't remember where I found
it, was instructions on recalibrating the control knob. It involves messing
with a small set screw on the handle.  Anyone else remember that, on The
Krib perhaps?


Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 10:39:43 -0700 (PDT)

From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>

Subject: Re: [APD] CO2 systems

To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

I'll second the convenience of the B-SS4 valve

RPR=5> &PG=0&RPR=5

You get a lot more turns for the same amount of change in flow as the
clippards, which I've also used. The high turn ratio makes it easier to dial
in adjustments without overshooting or undershooting.

If you want to go hogwild and price is no objects, get the vernier scale
knob option and you can redial precise settings jsut by objserving the dial

0&RPR=5> &PG=0&RPR=5

Not that Swagelocks can be harder to fit. You want the 1/4 inch tube
fittings and then order the ferrule and tube inserts for 1/4" tubing

l=SS=ferrule&RT=0&PG=0&RPR=0> &return_url=SS=ferrule&RT=0&PG=0&RPR=0

0&RPR=5> &PG=0&RPR=5


You sometimes find the BSS4s on ebay for a good price.


----- Original Message ----

From: Billionzz at aol_com

To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:49:11 AM

Subject: Re: [APD] CO2 systems

Here are a couple of things that you don't have to have but they sure  make 

the hobby a little better for me.

I have had and still have and us the Clippard needle valves, they work and  

will run you CO2 system fine but to me they are a real pain to adjust. So if

you  have the money I would suggest the B-SS4 needle valve from Swagelok,

are by far more precise and easier to adjust. They have saved me a lot of  


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