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Bruce Williamson
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 03-2005
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently purchased a regulator to go with a 20 cf tank that I just received. Now my question is the regulator, that has already been purchased and is in transit is a duel gauge with the following specs 4000 psi oxygen, the other gauge reads 2 - 15 Liters flow per minute. Is 15 liters of flow per min enough to push through a .5 stone and oxygenate 5 gals of wort in a minute or is this to low of an output and will require more time/pressure? Or did I blow it and purchase an ineffective regulator? Any help in this matter is greatly appreciated. Regards, Bruce
 

Tom Gardner
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Post Number: 774
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 12:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use 2-3 lpm. Just turn it up until you get fine bubbles. Tom
 

danno
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 04:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You bought a medical regulator with a flow gauge, not a pressure gauge (on the output anyway). As Tom notes, it'll work just fine.
 

Wayne Faris
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Post Number: 68
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The pressures are fine. However, I would wonder if the medical regulator you have on the way will even hook up to your O2 tank. Medical O2 tanks have a completely different valve setup than the welding O2 tanks. Are you sure you have the right type of tank?

Wayne
Bugeater Brewing Company
http://www.lincolnlagers.com/
 

Steve Funk
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 05:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some oxygen regulators use a pressure guage for the output and some use a flow meter. Both function the same way. Flow metered regulators are not just for "medical" tanks and I doubt he has a "medical" regulator on order. Hook it up and I'm sure it will work fine for your application.
 

danno
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Older medical O2 regulators hookup like a welding O2 regulator but have the flow meter instead of the stepped down pressure gauge. You may have to get a different fitting to connect the regulator to the tank but it's a simple fitting.

The newer O2 regulators use a scuba tank type of fitting. I don't know if it is exacty the same but it's close. This type wouldn't work unless you could get the medical tanks refilled (probably expensive).


(Message edited by danno on March 14, 2006)
 

danno
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 07:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Older

old regulator style


Newer
newer regulator style
 

Bruce Williamson
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Registered: 03-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well below is a pic of my regulator. I asked the seller if it has a CGA-540 inlet and he said it does so it should match my welding tank. I scored the tank and regulator all fo $50 with shipping included so if I have to buy a larger inlet I'll still be making out quite well I think. Thanks for the insight folks. Regards, Bruce


 

Wayne Faris
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Post Number: 69
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 04:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's exactly the regulator I have. Good score!

Wayne
Bugeater Brewing Company
http://www.lincolnlagers.com/