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Thread: Another VTS 250 D build

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    Another VTS 250 D build

    Hey guys. So I've decided to take the plung again and do another build.

    I've already got the reg....VTS 250D Just called Bill over at Ideal Valve and ordered a 52-1-12. I decided to go with this one as it will suit my needs just fine. I have a V52-1-12 on my other reg but don't really use it/ pay attention to it too much. I placed an order with Aquariumplants.com. Got the Burkett Soleniod with buna seals. Please make sure when if anyone goes to buy one that you order the plug too. The unit itself isn't wired. They will wire it for you with the order of the plug. I also ordered some perma seals. Ordered the JBJ Bubble Counter as well. The needle valve and the BC should come in around same time. I'm trying to get the Swagelok part list together to place an order.

    My goal is to build this under $200.00, but don't think I will make that. Still have to order the Swagelok parts and thats probable $50.00 give or take. So realistically it will be +/- $250.00. This reg will last me forever.

    Here is the link to the reg...http://www.ebay.com/itm/300664732392...84.m1497.l2649 Recieved it yesterday. Very nice reg overall.

    Will keep this updated as I get things in.
    Thanks

    JJ

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    If you follow this build thread, you'll be okay:

    http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...r-VTS253a-1993

    Part numbers, iirc, are (from regulator -----> JBJ bubble counter):

    B-4-HRN-2
    B-2-SE
    Solenoid
    B-2-HN
    Needle Valve
    B-2c2-1/3
    JBJ Bubble Counter

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    Thanks Matt! I will make that order tomorrow. Everything will be in order and on the way. May take a few weeks to get it all but worth the wait.
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Got the confirmation from Ideal today. It's on the way and should be here by the end of the week. Gonna place the Swagelok order now.
    Last edited by jerrybforl; 03-14-2012 at 04:07 AM.
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Everything is on order or shipped!!!

    Got the confirmation from Aquariumplants.com on the Burkett Solenoid. I also bought a few perma seals as well. This will be here by next Monday.

    The JBJ BC will take a few more weeks as it's coming from over seas. Swagelok order has been placed but no email from them yet. I did however look at my order status and it says all parts have been shipped to the local distributer. I would expect that to be in a week or so.

    Grand total was about $270.00 bucks. But it's work it because everything on it, apart from the dreaded JBJ , is going to last forever! As Matt once said or Gerry I can't remember lol, "I can pass this reg on to my kids."
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Just spoke with Swagelok and the guy said it should be here by next week. Can't wait for the build. I've had the reg now for over a week and it's just sitting there in the box.
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Here is my Victor VTS253D-320, Burkert Viton seal solenoid, Ideal 52-1-12 needle valve and JBJ BC that I built a few years ago.



    Last edited by Left C; 03-18-2012 at 07:00 AM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Mine will look identical! Can't wait to start the build. Got the NV yesterday and it looks great. Will post pics this week of the reg and NV.
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Got my order from http://www.aquariumplants.com today. The solenoid looks good and bought three perma seals.

    Waiting on the Swagelok order to come in and the JBJ counter. Can't wait to build this reg....
    Thanks

    JJ

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    Well I did a leak test on the reg and it failed horribly. The left gauge has a leak. I tried removing it and using teflon tape but to no avail. Guess I will take to shop on Monday and see if they can fix it.
    Thanks

    JJ

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