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New or service my Regulator?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by Erik C., Oct 11, 2019.

  1. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    With an Intermediate Pressure gauge dx-70145_2.jpg you can easily monitor the condition of your regulator in less than a minute.
    10 bucks from DGX.
     
  2. Frogkicker

    Frogkicker Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Georgia
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    I would say it depends on what your plan is with the old regs.
    Its a reason a lot of divers have so much gear.
    Are you gonna sell to offset cost, and if so how much will it offset, and how fast would they sell?
    Are they gonna sit around and need to be rebuilt before use? Then you have 2 sets to service.
    As far as service, I would trust a 10yr old working reg before letting just some dive shop service it. There are lots of good shops, but lots of bad as well.
    I would buy the new set of regs that you like ( I really like deep6 and their model). I would then learn to service the old set. Never having to pay for service will offset cost of new regs.
    Full disclosure I also believe you can never have enough gear!
     
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    I would say, check your IP........ and go forward from there.
     
  4. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Yes, it is a sickness. Alas...
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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    One of my favorite regulators has its birth date in 1958....
     
  6. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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    Neither, have the regulator inspected. Look at the sticky post at the top of this forum and as suggested buy a IP gauge.
     
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  7. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    There is nothing wrong with having two reg sets.

    Buy your new toy if you like, and service the old reg when it need it. If your buddy needs a reg 'cause his is in the shop, when your new reg is in the shop, or you decide to get a pony bottle, you are already set. Of course there is an affliction that starts with getting one extra reg, not saying I know anything about it.



    Bob
     
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  8. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Missouri
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    $130-175 seems very high to me. I thought my bill of $55 to get my Scubapro MK10 done was high. I`ll be doing my own from now on as you can get the kit for $15
     
  9. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Location: Laguna Beach, California
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    My '58 Mistral is still my go-to regulator and the easiest breathing reg I've ever had (below about 1800 psi at least :) )

    BdFyIN.jpg
     
  10. StefinSB

    StefinSB Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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    No, it’s not.
     

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