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Post icon  Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:29 AM

Ok, so I just ordered a Gauged Co2 tank valve from palmers for $7, 50% off. I know that's cheap, and after inspecting the valve, the valve itself looked ok but the gauge had a plastic body. Upon closer inspection, I was able to unscrew the gauge with my hands, there was very little threadlocker on it, and I found out that the threads are plastic. I really can't trust this gauge to handle Co2, but it was obviously designed for the purpose, since it has a green zone from 800-1800 PSI, a yellow up to 2500, and red to 3000, as well as "refill" under 800.

So, is this thing safe? I don't want it blowing off like the thread "My Phantom almost killed me", but I like the fact that is was made to read CO2 for dummies. I don't really need the Green red refill zones, though, I might just get a good gauge. Pic:
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:43 AM

Yikes. I don't know what to say. The picture makes the threads look metal though.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

Well BE had plastic markers to handle CO2 pressure.

Me personally ... I would change it. Tanks get dropped all the time. How many mashed ASA threads do you see?


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 11:58 AM

Yeah, well, Ill just go to the local PB store and get them to switch out the valve and purchase a gauge from them. Don't really feel like buying from palmers, since they overcharge for shipping. It was about $8.50 for this order, and on the label it cost PPS about 4.50. As for the price of that valve, I think it's ok since I got it for $7, but it's usually $14.
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:05 PM

Anyone know where you can a get a gauge that goes up 3000 psi, not higher? I don't want a gauge for HPA, and the tank could go over 1800 PSI and damage a 0-1800 gauge. Palmers doesn't have one.
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