any suggestions on where I could find a good pressure regulator of this size, without being too expensive?
First I want to make clear that I wasn't making any accusations, but there are some people in this world who don't think things through before acting. If you've ever uttered the immortal words "Here, Hold my Beer and Watch This!"
You might be who I'm talking about.
The flip side of that is
"Gee, it sounded like a good idea at the time..." and I don't want to hear you utter it. Because you're usually saying that one while sitting on a gurney in the ER getting something stitched back on, or shackled to a bench at the police station - or worse, shackled to the gurney getting stitched up and the police station is the next stop.
Little air regulators are available many places - but you need to see the flow and pressure ratings before you pick one, and Discounters like Harbor Freight won't tell you ahead of time. They make 1/4" NPT fitting mini regulators that will flow 15 CFM or 45 CFM - it's all in the internal construction. I think the 15 CFM will not be enough for you (strangled chicken time) so aim a bit higher.
) & McMaster/Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com
) are my usual Go-To suppliers. Not the cheapest, but usually still competitive - and if there's a problem they don't argue about it. Both of them can get you the oddest items imaginable Overnight.
Sometimes with McMaster you call/Internet in the order well after hours the night before or first thing in the morning, and it's there on the afternoon UPS Truck - scary efficient.
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