CO2 regulator from Hong Kong?

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CO2 regulator from Hong Kong?

Post by Tsar » 4 years ago

Hi guys,

I'm starting to think of kegging my beer, and I'm looking for parts prices. Is this CO2 regulator usable?

I know it's not the best choice, but it's the cheaper to start with.

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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

I would be a little shy of that one.It is waaay too cheap,although its cheap enough that it may not hurt too much to give it a try. The most common problem with them is leakage, and you can drain a 20 lb. tank overnight.
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Post by joshua » 4 years ago

Tsar, that appears to be a Manometer..It is used to measure the Volume of Co2(Kg/cm2), Not Pressure.

So, you may want to use a Regulator.

But,I may be wrong by thinking, kg/cm2 vs PSI, since I am a Seppo!
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Post by Tsar » 4 years ago

I think that if it were volume it would be cm3 not cm2, that's just another unit for pressure. Please correct me if i'm wrong.


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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

You ar right tsar.If I remember right kg/cm2 is roughly equal to 1 bar or 1 atmosphere of 14 psi.
I think you will need another gauge on that to show your serving pressure.
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Post by Tsar » 4 years ago

I need one of these for each keg, and one for the CO2 bottle? Or is it just enough one simple valve for the bottle?


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Post by joshua » 4 years ago

Good Day, I have checked, I was wrong...."Manometer" has different meaning to those of us who weld metals in America and the Rest of the entire world! Sorry.


To see what we use in America, please check http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/brew ... regulators
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Post by Lylo » 4 years ago

Tsar wrote:I need one of these for each keg, and one for the CO2 bottle? Or is it just enough one simple valve for the bottle?
I only have one gas out gauge and reg. If you want to keep some beers at a different pressure than others you need more regs.
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Post by shibolet » 4 years ago

The problem is that you will need ot be able to set the keg pressure with this regulator. The gauge is not fine enough.
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Post by Tsar » 4 years ago

shibolet wrote:The problem is that you will need ot be able to set the keg pressure with this regulator. The gauge is not fine enough.
But I can change it, right?
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Post by shibolet » 4 years ago

Tsar,
i had used a regulator designed for welding when i first started kegging. i didn't work very well and was very frustrating. i would not recommend cutting corners with this specific item.
have you tried www.candirect.de ?
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Post by shibolet » 4 years ago

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Post by Yeasty » 4 years ago

shibolet wrote:Tsar,
i had used a regulator designed for welding when i first started kegging. i didn't work very well and was very frustrating. i would not recommend cutting corners with this specific item.
have you tried http://www.candirect.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ?
Wise words there Shib,

I consider these sort of purchases as long term investments. I know that cost can be an issue if you are on a budget but paying more for a quality item that will definitely do the job as intended is always better in the long run. Cheap kit always lets you down when its needed the most, there is nothing more frustrating than having a full keg of Ale with no way of getting it out under pressure.

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