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Thread: Are DiveRite and HOG regs from the same manufacture?

 


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    Are DiveRite and HOG regs from the same manufacture?

    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)
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    Dive Rite vs HOG

    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.

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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.....

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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.
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by scuga View Post
    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
    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

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    So are they the same regs?

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    Dive Rite vs HOG

    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ams511 View Post
    So are they the same regs?
    I believe they're made by the same OEM, but to different specs
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