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Great news for vintage Dacor regulator owners

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by mksmith713, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. mksmith713

    mksmith713 Solo Diver

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    Trident is making parts for older Dacor regs.
    Not sure which models but from what my friend (a reg tech) told me, he can get parts for ALOT of older Dacor as well as many other brand regs.
     
  2. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Great news as long as you can find a tech who will install them (or you do it yourself). There is a good chance some/many may pull the "liability" BS on you because they are not "factory" parts. Not saying they are not OK to use, just don't get your hopes up too much until you find a tech willing to do the work. A lot of parts for old regs can be substituted from other regs if you take the time to find them. Lets hope Trident is venturing into being an aftermarket source of reg parts, this would be great news.
     
  3. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    What I am taken at is that Trident is going into the spare parts business, if they sell over parts over the counter on their little racks, works for me, maybe this is just the beginning.

    I have several shops that will order parts for me for my own installation, it is kinda, shhhhhhh, when the store is empty and nobody can see, the owner/manager will sell me the parts on the low, low.

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  4. duckbill

    duckbill Solo Diver

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    Lucky guy. This is the way it should be.
     
  5. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Me too, I was mainly thinking this would drive the price of service kits down a lot. No more $15-20 for 3 Orings and a little chunk of teflon.
     
  6. Texfrazer

    Texfrazer Barracuda

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    Service kit prices won't come down due to Trident unless Trident allows for direct purchase from a customer. As long as the LDS has to be involved for a Trident sale, then it will only be the ones who are lucky enough to have a nice LDS who will get parts (OEM or Trident).

    Basically, someone needs to find a way to be a Trident rep, then start an online store stocking Trident parts plus reasonable shipping. Then we'll get some viable competition.
     
  7. docbrown

    docbrown Angel Fish

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    Anybody know if this includes the old Dacor Dart single hose second stage? I have one that is still in working order, but it hasn't been serviced since I can't remember when. Not a bad reg, and have been hanging on to it for sentimental reasons, but if it could be put back in service that would be great.
     
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  8. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    I have two respirators the one unit a 1 stage Dacor 1 with a swivel neck. It has 2 PBD Dacor XL and the other spare is a Dacar Pacer not XL. The second one is a Dacor Balanced Olympic 1St stage with 2 PBD both are 900 Olympic. I can some advice into fixing them I have been quoted around $150.00 too $175.00 to repair them properly with some used parts he has in the shop is it worth it or shouldI just shelf them. Let me know your thoughts on them they are in great shape at least that's my thoughts.
     
  9. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bring back lots of memories. Dacors were one of my first regulators when I learned to dive in the early 80s. Always reliable and solid regulators. I used to love looking forward to those Dacor catalogs.
     
  10. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    I’m really debating or if I should get them serviced but not sure if they are worth it since parts are difficult to get for them and Im not sure if I want to be relying on used parts when I’m diving.
     

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