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I'm waiting for my stainless buna-n burkert, which I will wire and show on this thread. Then I will transfer all my stainless components from my VTS253A-1993 (stainless Ideal Valve and post body parts) to this regulator.
Well, some bad news for those of us that love the Victor SGT series. Victor/Thermadyne will not rebuild these due to the corrosive/toxic nature of their gas service. If you buy new from Victor, and a warranty issue comes up, instead of fixing the unit, they will replace the regulator with a brand spankin' new one. This is great if you buy new from victor, but how about those of us who buy second hand SGTs online?
So, buyers of SGT160s, SGT500s, beware that if they are broken or have leaks, Victor?Thermadyne doed not rebuild/repair these.
There are, however, a couple places that will do it. One was recommended to me by my contact over at Thermadyne. These shops will rebuild the stainless units w/ Victor OEM parts, but it will cost you a bit more than aftermarket. And the turn around could be as long as 1 month (give or take a couple weeks).
So, if you SGT ever fails, feel free to contact me via PM. I have the info for two shops that will work on these nasty regulators.
That said, I'm just waiting on my Stainless Buna-N burkert to build this beast!