needle valve pressure ratings

> > From: Erik Olson <eriko at wrq_com>
> > 
> > Can normal needle valves withstand 800PSI of pressure directly?  I
> > read a post on here or rec.aquaria once of a guy who didn't use a
> > regulator at all, but just hooked a needle valve directly to his CO2
> > bottle.  

I have some more data.  My friends who are using the FROG+needle valve 
setup showed me the spec sheet... the valve comes in two models, the $10 
model which is rated at 600 PSI, and the $40 model which is rated at 5000 
PSI.  Not too damaging, IMO.

Erik in snowy Seattle.
Erik D. Olson					         amazingly, at home
eriko at wrq_com