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Deep 6 DIN regulators

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by cerich, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. elgoog

    elgoog DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco Bay area
    Is there any way to tell if my 1st stages have the incorrect fitting? I bought them a couple of weeks ago and used them today for the first time. Both regs hissed and leaked gas pretty significantly when I turned them on - there was a little crud in the o-ring groove which I cleaned out and in putting it back I had to work it around quite a bit to have it fit back in. I guess the follow-up question is if it's supposed to be that way or just be able to drop into the slot?

    FWIW, there were no issues at all during an almost 2hr dive in 50F water this morning.
  2. Candiru

    Candiru Manta Ray

    It's easy to tell if you have the "pop'o'matic" DIN cap.

    Outside to in, metal lip, groove with oring, metal lip, raised metal lip.
    This is the updated part note how the outside ring of metal is thinner than the inside ring.

    In a pop'o'matic the outside and inside metal lip are the same size.

    The color difference is a lighting artifact. The cap on the right is the new part. Note that'll the installed DIN cap the metal lips are the same size, whereas the cap on the left the outside in visible thinner than the inside.
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  3. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    Nice pics Candiru now I also know....

    @elgoog if you had to work to get the o ring in then it's probably not the older part, almost by definition.

    Pop'o'matic. Love it.
  4. elgoog

    elgoog DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco Bay area
    Thanks for the photos, @Candiru

    I think I have the pop-o-matics on both my 1st stages - I had my doubles flat on the floor while removing the regs and both o-rings fell out and were in the valves. Here's what it looks like - Deep 6 1st stages - Pop-o-matics

    @cerich @LandonL - Could you confirm based on the photos? Also, let me know how I can go about getting the replacement part for both of my 1st stages.
  5. Candiru

    Candiru Manta Ray

    Those are the old style. As far as replacement you need to email or call.
  6. Deep Six

    Deep Six Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
  7. elgoog

    elgoog DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco Bay area
    @Deep Six I called yesterday and spoke to @cerich, he said he was going to get them sent out. Let me know if you still want me to email with the details.
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  8. Six Feet Under

    Six Feet Under Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Central Florida
    Do you happen to work in the paintball industry?

    Sounds real similar to disassembling a Planet Eclipse/Dye gun...
  9. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

    I had not picked up on that but it is definently paintball bolt speak. Especially on the Matrix/DM4/DM5 speak. I used to play for a regional team sponsored by Dye when they first picked up the Matrix line.
  10. tcmstr

    tcmstr Photographer

    Heh. At the time I did. I can be a bit more open about things now that I don't. It was Dye (@Doby45 pointed that out) who did it, and very few techs liked the new orings when they came out. They also love over-charging shops for the "privilege" of selling them to customers.

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