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Regulators and corrosion: more fleabay misery

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by poisonorange, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. ffdiver

    ffdiver Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New York
    Sure, that's quite an example of a corroded reg and in no way indicative of what the OP has right now. He wouldn't know until he got it serviced, which he should do anyway since buying used. Open it up and take a look. Buying parts for modern day regs even a new piston is still far cheaper including servicing then buying most brand new regs.

    You got a deal, get it serviced and cleaned and take it diving. You weren't screwed, sometimes things like that are par for the course when buying used.
  2. Bigbella

    Bigbella Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    The sintered filter did appear fairly clean, from what I could initially see. In the Poseidon Xstream, it is -- strangely enough -- situated at the base of the connecting stem, almost abutting the first stage -- and requires a good light to see properly. A flood was quite likely . . .
  3. poisonorange

    poisonorange Angel Fish

    Thanks for all the input everyone.
    Live and learn. Maybe it’s not malicious but it’s not something I would do as a seller.

    In future, I’ll know what to look for as a buyer and factor in the unknown for how much I’m willing to pay.
    Cheers, all.
    BurhanMuntasser likes this.

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