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Are DiveRite and HOG regs from the same manufacture?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by eliminator, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. eliminator

    eliminator Solo Diver

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    Simple question:

    Are HOG regulators and DiveRite regulators (RG3000) made in the same factory by the same manufacture? I know DR puts some of their own parts in their regs and has them made to their specs, but I've been reading some posts saying that the HOG regs were of much better quality than the DR ones....

    I have some RG3000s, and they seem to be very close relatives to the HOGs

    Does HOG offer a free parts program like DR? (I know HOG has their service course)
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
  2. JBRES1

    JBRES1 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As for parts, I have both the RG1208 and the DI cold first stage kits and they are the same. Dive Rite includes a hard plastic ring in their kit that HOG does not.

    As for service parts, Dive Rite offers free kits if you have service done by a Dive Rite shop, and HOG offers cheap parts for the DIY service tech. So I see it as a push, send the regs in and pay $50.00 to $75.00 for the Dive Rite's or DIY and pay for the parts kit from HOG.

    Jim Breslin
     
  3. eliminator

    eliminator Solo Diver

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    So, I wonder if I can take the HOG reg service course and apply it to my regs since they are probably the same inside.....
     
  4. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Once you do a couple regs they are basically the same. Parts may be different and adjustments done differently but a piston reg is pretty much a piston reg and a diaphragm pretty much a diaphragm.
     
  5. scuga

    scuga Solo Diver

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    google regulator savvy I think thats the swiss army knife regulator tech book.

    You could service any regulator you wanted it's just a matter of would you do it right lol
     
  6. eliminator

    eliminator Solo Diver

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    yea, I've had a chance to take a good look at that book, I guess I should finally pick it up.

    BTW, DiveRite has the full service manuals and a power point on servicing their regs on their site
     
  7. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    So are they the same regs?
     
  8. JBRES1

    JBRES1 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The First stages are for the most part the same. The kits have the same o-rings, and the seats are the same.
    I have yet to break my HOG down, but I am willing to bet they are very very close to the same.

    Jim Breslin
     
  9. T. Bix

    T. Bix Solo Diver

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    What about OMS? How does the Balanced Diaphragm compare to the DR or the HOG?
     
  10. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I believe they're made by the same OEM, but to different specs
     

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