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DAAM, it happened again...

Discussion in 'Vintage Diving & Equipment' started by Ghost95, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Laguna Beach, California
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    Herman, both the "to do" box contents and the actual number of regs have multiplied exponentially since I took those pics last year. If I ever turn up missing don't forget to look at the bottom of the nearest pile of regs... :)

    Our state Stay at Home Order has not been particularly helpful as I have way too much time to leave my upstairs home office and walk down to the garage workshop.

    Mark
     
  2. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    Ok, here we go. I broke down the DAAM today to get parts ready to clean. It looks great. Maybe a pool use or two would be my guess.

    Pictures say it better than I can so here goes.

    First stage filter: 20210122_125755.jpg
     
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  3. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    The regulator leaked by when I put it on a tank and I'm guessing the LP seat might have been the reason. Quite a groove there.

    Second stage from LP seat end: 20210122_125229.jpg
     
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  4. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    HP diaphragm and spring pad. Not too dirty: 20210122_125543.jpg
     
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  5. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    First stage side with gasket and pin. Still pretty clean: 20210122_125746.jpg
     
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  6. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    I think I got a winner. Looks like a good cleaning and replacement of parts will make for a pretty straight forward rebuild.

    I'm going with an HPR, new single stage diaphragm, silicone hose loop, and silicone duckbill on this one. Also going to add a ring clamp plus all the normal replacement parts.

    I must not like money because it sure is easy to get rid of it...:confused:

    One other question. Have any of you tried to "restore" old rubber parts like mouthpieces using wintergreen oil and alcohol? The parts I have aren't too far gone but are stiff. If no one has any advice I'll give it a try and let you know how it turns out. It's an old car restorer's trick I stumbled across. At least you'll be able to identify my gear by the smell!
     
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  7. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Laguna Beach, California
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    If the leak was at the LP seat did you check the IP? You need to replace the LP seat anyway on your rebuild, but too high IP can cause a leak around an otherwise good LP seat (even with an HPR). My 2psi. YMMV
     
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  8. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
    615
    659
    Nope, didn't even check as everything is going to be rebuilt anyway. Plus I tested it on a tank with about 300 psi. so that would have had the highest IP.

    The groove in the seat is noticeable in the picture but when you see it in person, well, it looks like it has almost cut all the way through. I figure this will all be fine with the replacement parts and rebuild adjustments.
     
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  9. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Location: Same ocean as you!
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    Magnificence!

    Pity about the animals chewing on the spring adjuster thing
     
  10. Pressurehead

    Pressurehead ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    More photos please, I am loving it.
    Vintage porn.:popcorn:
     
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