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steelerfan89 Offline
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Check valves
I was having trouble finding check valves to fit 3/8" lines. No luck at the local pet store, autozone, HD or Lowes....

Finally saw advanced auto parts has brake line check valves. Just some FYI for those having trouble finding parts.

Also..check harbor freight if you dont have an amp probe. Im going to put an amp meter wired to the cab and a temp sensor also so I can keep real time track of all the stats. (auto parts store off the shelf).
(This post was last modified: 06-28-2008 02:18 PM by steelerfan89.)
06-28-2008 05:27 AM
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RE: Check valves
Check to see how much pressure is required to open the valve by blowing through it. Too much resistance isn't good, but makes it easier to check your cell for leaks.

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06-28-2008 05:52 AM
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RE: Check valves
Has anyone tried a pvc? It works great on the bench.


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07-04-2008 06:13 PM
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RE: Check valves
Check out US plastic Corp. (USP)
07-04-2008 09:22 PM
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RE: Check valves
Fatman1 Wrote:Has anyone tried a pvc? It works great on the bench.

DOH!

Right in front of my face so many times!

PCV valve's = check valves
07-05-2008 03:36 AM
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RE: Check valves
steelerfan89 Wrote:
Fatman1 Wrote:Has anyone tried a pvc? It works great on the bench.

DOH!

Right in front of my face so many times!

PCV valve's = check valves

this one looks promising - havent tried but says very low pressure to open

http://cgi.ebay.com/Plastic-Check-Valve-...dZViewItem
07-05-2008 10:51 AM
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RE: Check valves
CraigBMM Wrote:
steelerfan89 Wrote:
Fatman1 Wrote:Has anyone tried a pvc? It works great on the bench. it was about 5 bucks.

DOH!

Right in front of my face so many times!

PCV valve's = check valves

this one looks promising - havent tried but says very low pressure to open

http://cgi.ebay.com/Plastic-Check-Valve-...dZViewItem

I'm running it on the bench now so far it worked great, should of picked up a couple.
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07-06-2008 06:28 PM
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RE: Check valves
Howdy! This is my first post (yay!). I got tired of looking around for a check valve, so I decided to create my own. What I did is I took a rubber washer (modeerately flexible) and I attached it under a psrinker bubbler (same thing as on mason jar methods). I drilled two holes, one for the bubbler device on the lid and another next to it for the rubber washer. This way, when there is a need for a blowoff in pressure, air can slowly leave through the little check valve system that I have made.

I'm too tired right now, but if someone reminds me I'll get pics for tomorrow. Does this seem like a descent idea?

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07-07-2008 03:40 AM
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RE: Check valves
Hi RDK.
ZeroFossilFuel had a blowoff that he demoed (blew up) on YouTube. It was a 1 inch diameter hole with a baggy (Zip Loc) covering the hole and a cover to hold the plastic in place. Worked great. He blew up his cell and the only damage was he had to stick a new baggy on it.

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07-07-2008 05:01 PM
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RE: Check valves
Hey Rick, Did you get those faxes??? If so, what do you think???? will this system work???? Btw, that meter i know for a fact now is out of calibration or something...completely unhooked and still has about 2-5 amp reading!!!!!Went to a shop today to check out why van running so rough...HHO unit completely disconnected but still in place on van...they suggested i not use it on my van but...i am still going to if i can do it and not tear up van...in the hope of gaining more mpg!!!!! Before i reconnect it and try to start using shouldn't i order an EFIE or put on o2 spacers in order to ever see mileage gains???? Sorry for going off thread just wanted to talk to you Rick and get your thoughts about these things. Thanks...hope to hear from you soon. M
07-07-2008 05:17 PM
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