Well, it looks like I will be building a regulator for Gerryd.
The burkert solenoid has been ordered and is on it's way.
The purpose of this thread is two-fold. The first purpose is to allow Gerryd to witness his regulator being built, every step of the way. The second purpose of this thread is to help people should they want to build a regulator themself. I realize I have written a few DIY/How-To threads, but you can't ever have enough, imo.
So, the goal is an extremely high quality regulator assembly that will last many many years.
Here is the tentative parts list so far:
Burkert 6011 (brass) w/ viton seals
Swagelok post body npt components
Ideal valve w/ vernier handle (V52-1-12)
Nuaire/Victor VTS253A-1993 (new)
Gerryd wants a hose barb instead of bubble counter, so I am going to run a 1/8" npt hex nipple to a b-2c4-1/3 check valve (female rather than male) to a swagelok hose barb/nut assembly.
Here are the links to see what I am talking about:
I'm going to run a male hex nipple from the ideal valve to this part (check valve):
From this check valve, I will use this hose barb assemb.:
the two parts listed just above work together to lock the hose on the barb...no fear of pressure pushing the hose off the barb, ever. The hose will be secure.
Once the ball gets rolling, there will be tons of pictures! I will take pics of the new units as they come in (still sealed) and installed photos.
Should be interesting!