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Can anyone identify this 1st Stage?

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by saridnour, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. saridnour

    saridnour Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
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    Can anyone identify this 1st Stage?
    It's currently paired with a Mares Voltrex and Orbiter 2nds.

    And if any info on quality of it vs say MR12 or MR22..

    Thanks in advance,
    saridnour


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  2. Greg Barlow

    Greg Barlow Manta Ray

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    It is a MR16 without the polymer cover and end cap. The flow capacity is around midway between a MR12 and a MR22.
     
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  3. saridnour

    saridnour Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
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    Thanks Greg.. very helpful!! :)

    ---------- Post added March 27th, 2013 at 11:58 PM ----------

    actually should I be worried if the end and cap are missing?
     
  4. Greg Barlow

    Greg Barlow Manta Ray

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    No, they were merely cosmetic. The end cap was removed so that the CWD (silicone oil filled chamber) could be installed.

    Greg
     
  5. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    If I read Greg correctly, the blunt end of that thing is filled with silicone oil....be careful if you decide to dissamble it or you will have a mess on your bench. :)

    Greg, that thing looks a lot like a late Dacor. Did Mares use some Dacor designs for a while?
     
  6. Greg Barlow

    Greg Barlow Manta Ray

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    Location: Ohio
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    Mares actually built the last generation of Dacor regs. The Mares service kits are available for those particular models.

    Greg
     

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