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Old Oceanic Omega and Nitrox?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by Sintax604, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Sintax604

    Sintax604 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Richmond, BC, CANADA
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    Hi gang,

    I dive an old (approx. 15-20 years old) Oceanic reg which as far as I can tell is an Omega or at least Omega style. The second stage is red and it looks like a little shower head.

    I'm thinking about doing the nitrox cert and it occurred to me that a reg that old may not be happy with the extra O2. The reg has been shop serviced regularly. Can anyone confirm/deny the nitroxability of old regs like this?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    All Oceanic regs are good to 40% if regular service has been done. Frankly most any reg is. The extra O2 of EAN up to 36% will have little if any effect. Only if you were using if for a deco reg of 80-100% would I make sure all the orings used are O2 compatible and use O2 compatible lube. So no worries man. Go for it.
     
  3. Sintax604

    Sintax604 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Richmond, BC, CANADA
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    That's exactly what I wanted to hear! Many thanks for the quick and (hopefully) accurate response! ;)

    Hi ho, hi ho, to nitrox I shall go!
     

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