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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

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    I'll think about it. Those are pristine "his and her" 1958 Mistrals I got from a couple who bought them new at Mel's Aqua Shop, used them a few times, then stuck them in a box in their garage. My son says he wants to rebuild them so he gets first dibs. On the other hand, my wife says I can buy a compressor if the proceeds all come from the sale of my old dive gear. Hmmmm...... :)

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  2. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    Those are beautiful!!! I hope your son decides to rebuild them.
     
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  3. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    Thanks for the tips. I've been going back through the vintage gear posts about about rebuilding these DAAM's and collecting screen shots so I can have the tips all in one place.

    I didn't see any new HP seats at VDH but I'll look again. I'm going to try and reface the seat I have now too. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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  5. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

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    Is there a source for reproduction second stage diaphragms for the DAAM ?
     
  6. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    I think Vintage Double Hose had them as well as The Scuba Museum. If you're going to use an HPR I believe they recommend a single stage diaphragm without the tabs. The Scuba Museum had a few in stock I think.
     
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  7. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    I feel dumb... Am I missing the HP seat for a DAAM? I see a balanced seat for a RAM not not for the DAAM. Does one of the Dacor seats work?
     
  8. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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  9. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

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    DAAM is an unbalanced first stage, with a second. RAM is balanced.

    Just like the 109 is different from the 156 the RAM is different from the DAAM. both use tank pressure to offset spring pressure, meaning you don't need a heavy spring to hold the seat closed.

    The first stage HP seats will be available soon I'm sure. COVID be Damned!!!
     
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  10. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    See, I told you I was new here.
     

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