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    what does that 5/16 hex screw do...

    i have one 2nd stage regulator that are screwed all the way in... that do not adjust. my aqualung titan though can turn. what is this adjustment for?

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    ...I have no idea what you're asking. Perhaps be a little more precise...with better grammar?
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    It is the adjustment for your IP (intermediate pressure). DON'T TOUCH IT! You need to have an IP guage attached and and understanding of what you are doing BEFORE you turn it.
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    thanks... i think my dive shop did an adjustment to it a few days ago... it wasn't in balance... seems to be working okay, now...

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    oh, is this something i can adjust myself?

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    What do you mean it wasn't "in balance" ?
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    i got a free octopus and bought a 1st stage for it to use with a pony bottle as a redundant air source... the 2nd stage would free flow, occasionally, so i brought it into my lds. the owner did some kind of adjustment and now it doesn't... he must have adjusted that screw... "balanced" it...


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    I believe what you're looking for (perhaps) is that he lowered the intermediate pressure. Then again I'm not a regulator tech.
    However, you can't just go into a shop and get a reg "balanced"--that is a design principle that is built into the regulator at the factory.
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    ah.... so, if it does it again, i can just turn it down by turning it one way or the other?


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    Since it would appear that you are NOT a regulator technician, I would suggest not adjusting it yourself and let your LDS deal with it. I'd rather have someone who is (hopefully) versed in what they're doing deal with it for $ than to try and save some $, do it myself, and drown.
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    that's true...

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