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How to restore a Piston Regulator that has IP creep

Discussion in 'Repairing your own Gear' started by rsingler, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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    So what kinda of feedback did you give the seller?
     
  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Lol, none! The price is always a clue. Since we all now know how simple it is to "fix" this broken regulator, I still won out.
    I've acquired two "broken" Atomic T2x sets for $400 each this way. They don't last but a day or two on eBay, and people wonder how I ever afforded $3000 for my wife's and my reg sets.
    But I know what you mean. I once picked up a Poseidon XStream from Hawaii (big mistake) that looked just as pretty. When I took it apart, it was such a corroded mess that I was looking at $50 in new parts. I opened a correspondence with the seller, who felt badly enough that he sent me the money for all the parts I had to replace. Buying from the tropics is a chancier thing.
     
  3. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Very informative, Doctor.
     
  4. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Ah, @couv ! You could do this in your sleep!
     
  5. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    I actually like your hex key method better than my method. But, I'm a sharp piston man-so I'm looking forward to that tutorial.
     
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  6. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

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    Robert, if by chance you have this in PDF form I'd really like to have it in my manuals and catalogs section of the site.
     
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  7. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Barracuda

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    I used this to fix a used MK-10 and am working on. MK-20 at the moment.
     
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  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Barracuda

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    I am happy to report I fixed the one on the MK-20 I screwed-up as well. This works.
     
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  9. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Nassau Grouper

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    Agreed!! I restored 3 MK20s with this method :)
     
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