Where to buy a regulator in America

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    hi guys

    I'm going to America in december and was wondering if you guys know of places where one can buy a CO2 regulator.
    I'm visiting New york, Orlando, San-fransisco, Vegas...
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    hey ivan,

    they use different threads on their CO2 bottle in the states, so make sure you can swap the collar out before you buy one...
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    swap the collar out?
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

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    the large hexagonal nut on the bottom that attaches to the bottle is the collar, the pipe that it is on is screwed into the body of the regulator, so this can be unscrewed and a new collar put on that fits our thread size, you should be able to get these at afrox or chubb fire etc.

    the solenoid will run on 110v so this will also need to be replaced or you will need a transformer adapter, it is quite a shlep buying things like this from america.. if you were going to asia or europe it would be a different story coz they use the same as us...
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    thanks WBS!! Is it easier to buy it over ebay instead? and if yes, which ones do you prefer?
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    is 22mm thread size the size that fits our gas bottles?
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    http://www.teamonslaught.fsnet.co.uk/co2_info.htm

    i havent bought a regulator off ebay, but you should be able to get a milwaukee locally which means it comes with local warrantee spares etc for about R1500.

    some of them are so cheap off ebay that you could buy two though and have a spare...
     
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    Re: Where to buy a regulator in Amerika

    thx for the link WBS!!!
    yea i just went on ebay and saw a few for about R600 - R2100.

    Where can i look to buy a milwaukee regulator locally?
     
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    Hi

    A good plan might be to try and get some Ideal Valve needle valves while you are in the USA. These weigh almost nothing, so perhaps forum members can arrange a group buy? They go for about $100 in the USA and they ship anywhere in that country so it should be easy to get hold of them. They are without a doubt the absolute best needle valves for CO2 regulators and will provide total peace of mind. If nobody else is interested, I might still want one. I am slowly but surely going to put together a quality CO2 system.

    http://www.idealvalve.com/52-series-for ... alves.html
     

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