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Kraken Maintenance Question

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by Kensei, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Kensei

    Kensei Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Palos Verdes, CA
  2. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
    Yes. The regular maintenance certainly applies.

    The annual maintenance is something you might want to tackle only if you have some familiarity with regulator repair. Or at least do it alongside someone who is familiar with doublehose regs.
    However, there are parts that don't correspond in your link above; for example, C-clips and duckbill valves.
    Take a look at vintagedoublehose.com , register for an account, and peruse the Forum's various threads. There is a wealth of information there. Or just ask a question here. There are a number of Kraken divers that can help you.
    Kensei and rhwestfall like this.
  3. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    Yes but I highly recommend you remove the hose loop (I leave the mouthpiece connected) from any DH reg after your diving (day/week or whatever), flush them with warm water, sling them to remove as much water as possible then hang them to dry. If you have been diving salt water, run warm fresh water into both horns of the cans. Fill the supply side, slosh it around, dump and repeat then set the cans so any remaining water can drain out the horn. I store my DH regs with the hose loop off. The worst thing you can do to a DH reg is to leave water in the hose loop for weeks/months. It is common for some water to get into the cans, fresh water is not a big deal if drained but leaving salt water in the cans will do a lot of damage. Always rinse and drain the cans after salt water use, it will pay HUGE dividends when service time comes.....and it doesn't hurt after fresh water use.
    Kensei and rsingler like this.

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