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Regulator Service notes

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by mcpowell, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    That's true, you don't. As long as you are sure you don't press the purge button while the second stage is underwater (he mentions that too).

    But it's really hard to ensure that the purge button doesn't bump the bottom of the tub, the hoses, the first stage or anything else underwater.

    The amount of water that enters will depend on how deep the second stage is and how long the purge is open. If you have a bunch of stuff soaking in the tub, it is possible for the purge to be depressed during the entire soak.
     
  2. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    Yeah, but if it truly is fresh water incursion, how is that going to do any appreciable damage?
    I've been soaking regs for 20 years unpressurized. I'm reasonably careful about it, but not OCD. Can't say that I've ever seen any problem caused by that and I overhaul my own regs.
     
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    So then for the benefit of general people

    Soaking your regs pressurised also enables you to see minute leaks rather than cause them
     
  4. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Yes that is what @cerich told me. Just don’t press the purge. If you can it is best to soak pressurized. But not all of us have a tank for that. You can also soak but keep the first stage above the seconds just in case purge gets hit.
     
  5. Primary

    Primary Angel Fish

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    If you accidentally get freshwater inside a reg during the soak, or suspect that you did, hook it up to a tank and purge both secod stages to blow out the moisture. A little freshwater will not do any harm.
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