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    Western Enterprises VN-250

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Size:  73.0 KBJust got this the other day, have not used it yet. Looks pretty cool, maybe this one will last a while. The gauge is small and out of the way from getting hit by things or dropped. It is a regulator/Purge for brazing, and you don't need an adjustable to put it on,or take it off.

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    Looks nice. How much did it cost?

    BTW, real techs use CO2

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    I want to know where to get one. This thing looks awesome but I have a feeling its expensive.

    Also, real techs use both, and smart techs buy an adapter fitting and use the same regulator.

    Hacks just use co2 from the beverage supply company.
    The only true knowledge is the pursuit of knowledge

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    I ordered off Neobits. It was 130.00.

    http://www.neobits.com/western_enter..._p6063449.html

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    Very cool. Great idea. Let us know how you like it.
    In 1959, Cuba wanted "CHANGE" too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thRoot View Post
    I want to know where to get one. This thing looks awesome but I have a feeling its expensive.

    Also, real techs use both, and smart techs buy an adapter fitting and use the same regulator.

    Hacks just use co2 from the beverage supply company.
    Hmmmmm....I know lots of guys who use co2.
    I have both nitro and co2 for braze purge.
    You say beverage sypply co2 is used by "hacks".
    Can you tell how many ppm of moisture the "hack" co2 has?
    As compared to say, nitrogen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Looks nice. How much did it cost?

    BTW, real techs use CO2
    Im not educated on the CO2. I have no idea whats better, pro's/con's. I just know nitrogen works, and thats what is at the supply house to exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTCHVAC View Post
    Im not educated on the CO2. I have no idea whats better, pro's/con's. I just know nitrogen works, and thats what is at the supply house to exchange.
    Yes, same here. I have never seen documentation on the ppm of moisture in CO2 or N2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Yes, same here. I have never seen documentation on the ppm of moisture in CO2 or N2.
    oh come on you guys. There's all kinds of stuff on the net about it.

    I only brought it up because the guys who do you use C 0 2 for evacuation of systems, and blowing condensers and drains and other applications, know the difference.

    this statement made above insinuate anybody using CO2 is a hack.
    don't you think that's a rather disparaging remark to make abot good and knowledge techs, Chuck?

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Size:  73.0 KBJust got this the other day, have not used it yet. Looks pretty cool, maybe this one will last a while. The gauge is small and out of the way from getting hit by things or dropped. It is a regulator/Purge for brazing, and you don't need an adjustable to put it on,or take it off.
    that is one cool looking regulator.
    is it made here or in China?
    the reason I ask is for safety obviously. it seems my local welding supplier turned back
    Several tanks and regulators cause they did not meet federal testing safety standards.

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    Nitrogen-regulator
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=1323101

    Built my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by socotech View Post
    Not bad.
    Not tob a PIA, BUT do those parts hav a safety standard number?

    Just safety consciebce I guess.
    I bought a big name regulator that turned out to be a boot legged .
    The thing blew at 200psia.
    Made me gun shy of inexpensive pr even ssure r we ulatirs and the like.

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    Not sure of safety standard number, but I removed the coupling and nipple. This one was purchased at a local welding shop. The nut and stem are designed for nitrogen so I'm sure it's rated for high psi.

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