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Reg Servicing

Discussion in 'Edge Gear' started by in too deep, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. in too deep

    in too deep Nassau Grouper

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    Looking for options.
    The local shop where I purchased has closed up.
    Is Hog's site for dealers in Canada, Ontario, specifically Ottawa up to date?
    Not sure if I need to go to an authorized dealer for service, or can I buy the repair kits and take my regs to a local shop for repair, assuming they would service them!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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    I'm sure there must be a "Contact Us" link on their website. Perhaps the best solution would be to contact them directly. That way, you could get accurate and timely answers to your specific questions rather than us guessing at the answer.
     
  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    @Hoag that is the purpose of the manufacturers subforums so questions like this can be searchable...

    hopefully @jacksatlanta will see this and respond
     
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  4. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    Location: High Springs, FL
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    ...Or just send them to DRIS..
     
  5. in too deep

    in too deep Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Ottawa
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    Any possibility of offering an online repair course?
     
  6. Ken T

    Ken T Solo Diver

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    Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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    So many models of regs out there - I cannot imagine any good shop not wanting your business and not service your Hog... Especially if you provide the service kit.
     
  7. alewar

    alewar Solo Diver

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    Location: Dark side of the moon
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    Get the service manuals and do it yourself. No need to pay to replace a couple of o-rings...
     
  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Highly unlikely since there is no way to validate whether it was done properly without being there in person

    their insurance policy may not allow them to if they are not an authorized service center
     
  9. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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    There are a couple of HOG dealers in Ontario. I don't know about Ottawa though. There is one for sure in St Catharine's. Dan's Dive Shop is a HOG dealer. As to your question about buying the kits; yes you can buy the kits. Will your shop service them? That's up to them. The problem you'll run into if they are not a HOG dealer is they likely won't have the correct procedures and torque specs for them. Some will tell you that they are similar to Apeks, Dive Rite, etc. The fact is that all regs are similar in that they do the same thing.
    They do not have the same assembly procedures and torque specs.
    I'm a HOG reg tech instructor and have seen the results of someone using the wrong procedure more times than I care to.
     
  10. mdb

    mdb ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Reg service is really very simple.

    Scubatoys.com, Leisurepro.com, underwatersports.com, and many others will service all brands
    at very reasonable prices.

    Scuba Regulator Repair - Scuba Equipment Dive Gear Best Prices

    Just one example.

    Every two years or so, no big deal.

    You will have your regulator(s) back quickly and properly serviced.

    Reg service is not all that difficult. Very simple in fact.

    If you can change the oil in your car, you can service your regulator.

    I just like to send my regs to a good tech. Cheaper and faster.

    They are back in 5-6 days. All is good.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017

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