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Unread postAuthor: jagerbond » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:14 am

After much debate we fired up the drill press and put together a compact metering device prototype. It mounts nicely with our Concoa regulators and user can choose length of metering tube. Consists of 3 machined parts so cost will be budget minded. Turn knob towards tank port to fill, then turn away to meter.

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1/8" NPT inlet
3/4" NPT metering port
1/4" dump port

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQxXOOafvlM[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:50 am

Looking great, very nice! Loving how compact and simple it is.
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Unread postAuthor: kjjohn » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:45 am

Is that a three-way valve?
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Unread postAuthor: jagerbond » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:39 pm

kjjohn wrote:Is that a three-way valve?


Yep, keeping it simple.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:37 pm

sorry for asking... but don't you think that an off-the shelf 3 way ball valve would be cheaper ?
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Unread postAuthor: jagerbond » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:47 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:sorry for asking... but don't you think that an off-the shelf 3 way ball valve would be cheaper ?


Maybe... How much do they go for? Also, we are trying to avoid the "Home Depot" look. The twin ball valve metering devices I've built in the past cost me $60.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:08 pm

we are trying to avoid the "Home Depot" look
certainly, I understand that the guns look cooler thx to machined parts... but the question is whether it's worth it or not

here is what I found with google... I suppose that that's more less a reasonable price for them... it's a good idea to spend some time to find the best offers as sometimes the difference in price between different suppliers can be as high as 30-50% (no it's not a joke)
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:57 pm

I dont know how common this is but I got these 3 for $13, and I have already tested them out for one touch metering. That said, I really like the looks of your machined parts.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:00 pm

That thing is cool, but I can't immagine something doesn't already exist off the shelf that will still look cool.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:24 pm

Also, we are trying to avoid the "Home Depot" look.


Than get rid of the box in the video... :D
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:34 pm

@BTB
lol I haven't seen it before
that was a good one :D
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:44 pm

Brian the brain wrote:
Also, we are trying to avoid the "Home Depot" look.


Than get rid of the box in the video... :D


LOOOL! Nice!
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Unread postAuthor: chenslee » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:36 am

Awesome as usual.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:10 pm

Brian the brain wrote:
Also, we are trying to avoid the "Home Depot" look.


Than get rid of the box in the video... :D


Thats just a target waiting to be destroyed, right???
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