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Pressure gauge; repair

Discussion in 'Poseidon' started by DiveExplorer, May 12, 2013.

  1. DiveExplorer

    DiveExplorer Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
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    Does anybody know if Poseidon pressure gauges can be repaird or maintained ?

    I´ve got two broken pressure gauges.

    Small amount of air leakege comes from the back side of one of them, small air boobles come from it.

    And the other one the HP hose burst, so I need to change the hose but it is no easy task. You cannot get to the connector.

    Does anybody know if they can be fixed or are they unrepairable ?

    Thanks.

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  2. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Soak the boot in hot water. It should soften up enough to pop the gauge out. If not toss it and buy new ones. They're not expensive and a leaking gauge should be thrown away. You can't repair them.

    You could also cut the boot off as it's not necessary anyway. Just something else to trap dirt, sand, and mud.
     
  3. DiveExplorer

    DiveExplorer Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
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    Thanks Jim´s for the addvice.

    I´m gonna try the hot water and see if I can soften it up. But of course you are right about buying just a new one if they can´t be serviced.
     
  4. rigdiver

    rigdiver Course Director

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    With the boots on you do not know where the leak is. It may be as simple as changing the spool, or just the tiny O-rings. Most gauges are made in Italy by termo industries. They put any name on them for anyone with the cash to buy quantity.

    -Bill
     
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  5. DiveExplorer

    DiveExplorer Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
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    I put the gauge in hot water and it stayed there for couple of minutes. Then it was easy to take the rubber of the gauge.

    I manage to see where the leak came from. Over the years, and many dives, the dirt and sand builds up around the hose and the pressure gauge, around the connnector.
    When I disconnected the gauge from the hose there was a build up inside it also.

    I have to clean it well and replace the o-ring then I think it will be good as new.
     
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  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    There are actually two orings. That is a spool that should come out with an o ring on either end. If it's too badly corroded it may split or break when you take it out. But both o rings should be replaced.
     
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  7. DiveExplorer

    DiveExplorer Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
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    Jim thank you.

    I will look closely to see if there should be two O-rings and then replace them both.
     

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