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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I got tired of breaking flow regulators, so I made up a more bullet-proof type:


    It's just a scrap piece of 7/8" ACR with end caps, a couple of 1/4" male flare connections and about 10 ft of .042" capillary tube coiled up inside. I guessed at the cap tube size, but with the nitrogen regulator set at 30 psig it delivers a perfect purge flow.
    Now this I would love to try!

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    icemeister's post has me thinking....


    Would one of the kwik-charge type charging devices serve a similar purpose???

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I got tired of breaking flow regulators, so I made up a more bullet-proof type:


    It's just a scrap piece of 7/8" ACR with end caps, a couple of 1/4" male flare connections and about 10 ft of .042" capillary tube coiled up inside. I guessed at the cap tube size, but with the nitrogen regulator set at 30 psig it delivers a perfect purge flow.

    All the wholesalers around here sell the nitrogen regulators, but I've never seen a flometer before.

    I'm going to make one out of 7/8 with the cap tube inside, that looks like it would work nice.

    Thank You.

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    I just brazed a couple of access fittings on a 10 ft cap tube I had laying around.
    Quote Originally Posted by kamersoutdoor View Post
    Now this I would love to try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I got tired of breaking flow regulators, so I made up a more bullet-proof type:


    It's just a scrap piece of 7/8" ACR with end caps, a couple of 1/4" male flare connections and about 10 ft of .042" capillary tube coiled up inside. I guessed at the cap tube size, but with the nitrogen regulator set at 30 psig it delivers a perfect purge flow.
    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    icemeister's post has me thinking....


    Would one of the kwik-charge type charging devices serve a similar purpose???
    Actually, I've tried my "Frankenpurger" for liquid charging and it works pretty good for a smaller systems. I measure the charge rate, but I'd guess about 1 lb/min.

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    I always used those little johnson controls pneumatic restrictors. Just cut a hose in two pieces and put the restrictor in the middle....couple of hose clamps....and BAM!!!....
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    Quote Originally Posted by icemeister View Post
    I got tired of breaking flow regulators, so I made up a more bullet-proof type:


    It's just a scrap piece of 7/8" ACR with end caps, a couple of 1/4" male flare connections and about 10 ft of .042" capillary tube coiled up inside. I guessed at the cap tube size, but with the nitrogen regulator set at 30 psig it delivers a perfect purge flow.
    I love this, thank you for sharing this awesome tool. I'm going to be copying this. Thanks!

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    Awesome idea on the homemade flow regulator

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    Awesome In-Ventch Icemister That's thinking out of the box at its finest. Thanks for sharing

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    hey now thats sweet. u say you have 10 feet of cap tube inside? the flow meters are nice but ive done busted 2. looks like the trick to me. if you got more pics i would love to see more on this

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    That's a nice DIY there. I just make sure to take my flow meter off after each use. Haven't broken one in all the years I've been at it.


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    Nitrogen Regulator

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Size:  135.3 KBI really like Western Enterprises nitrogen regulator (VN-250 or VN-500). It has 3 settings, purge, braze, ans test. I like the fact thats its all in one, and not as cumbersome .

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