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Uncle Fester

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All,
Does anyone have an old dead regulator that they don't want anymore?, or know of a well priced source for a replacement gauge? I am looking at getting the low pressure gauge from a dead reg, and placing it on the keg side of the check valve in the system. That way I will be able to confirm at a glance that the kegs have maintained pressure, and know if I need to top the system up at all.

I have had a look at all of the usual suspects for parts (Blackwoods etc...) but a replacement gauge is expensive $80+. So far the cheapest option I have is to buy one of the Taiwanese ebay regs for $40 odd dollars, and gut it. I was just thinking that there may be some dead regs out there that I could pull apart in lieu.

I'm assuming that reconditioned regs wouldnt be worth trusting, and that once dead, a reg is not resurected??


Thanks in advance,

M
 

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There is heaps of dead regs at scrapyards. In the Copper bin.
 

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Was at a field day yesterday. There were lots of el cheapo tool tents. They had plenty of air gear. The tyre filler sets often had a dial gauge which would be a cheap source of a gauge.
 

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Try giving BOC a call, the gauges that they put on their reg's are cheap, and they will sell them as parts.


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I bought my gauge from Enzed fluid connectors for about $20, any of those hydraulic hose type places sell them.
 

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Mandrakar.

Not sure if you've got any up in Canberra, however a lot of el-cheapo Vietnamese tool shops are springing up around Melbourne. Good source for a lot of brewing bits. Pretty certain I've seen cheap pressure guages at them too. :unsure:

Certainly worth a look. :beerbang:

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Uncle Fester

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Thanks all for your valuable input.


I will get straight into it and do some ringing around.


Much obliged.
 

Uncle Fester

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Fingerlickin_B said:
Try Fisher Discounts in Fyshwick man :)

PZ.
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Thats gonna be expensive.... I havent been to Fisher Discounts yet, and left without a model or 2 :beerbang:

Maybe if I restrict myself to downstairs??

Ta.
 

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you should explain what type of models you are referring to especially when people read its in Fyshwick :D
 

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Steve said:
you should explain what type of models you are referring to especially when people read its in Fyshwick :D
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Typically, N scale model rail.

I enjoy building stuff, my son enjoys doing the Gomez Addams thing..... :ph34r:

M
 
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