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Aga Regulator Adjustment?

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by Crazyj224, May 2, 2017.

  1. Crazyj224

    Crazyj224 Angel Fish

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    So someone may have brought this up already, but I have the Aga Interspiro mkII. I've switched it to demand mode. The issue is that it breathes really hard, and I overbreathe it easily especially when exerting a lot of energy at depth. Is there a way to adjust the reg so that it breathes more easily? Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. tbzep

    tbzep Public Safety Diver

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    I'm only certified to work on OTS regs, but I'd have to assume the AGA reg can be tuned as well. I've seen one disassembled and they are very simple and easy to work on according to the guy that had it apart in about 30 seconds. I made my OTS reg considerably easier to breathe by cleaning all the parts thoroughly. The old lube seemed pretty stiff and gunky. I applied fresh lube, then hooked to a magnahelic gauge to tweak it to my Zeagle 1st stage which ran a little hotter than 135 psi from the factory.
     
  3. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    Location: great white north
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    aga can be adjusted I own 4 you can send it to us for a complete rebuild or just a tune up ....steve
     
  4. james croft

    james croft Solo Diver

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    Been many years since I went to a tech school to service AGA masks but there is a specific test kit that you have to use to tweak the second stage as well as a plastic card that is used as a feeler gauge. To do it properly the test kit has a squeeze bulb like a blood pressure kit and an adapter that is needed to do a proper adjustment.
     
  5. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    we have all the test gear its actually very extensive test bench equipment , if I remember I paid 2k for it 8 years ago we were the factory rebuild center then ........
     
  6. ClusterFlux

    ClusterFlux Angel Fish

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    Location: Boulder, Colorado
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    This is indeed the case. It sounds like the tolerances in your valve are more than a little off... I've never come close to overbreathing a properly adjusted AGA. The afformentioned test kit annoyingly costs 200$ (though it must cost them 20$ tops to put everything together). With a rebuild kit and the test kit, it's not more then a 20 minute fix, but short of buying both I think your best bet would be to send it off for a service.
     

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