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Review Deep 6 Regulator Service Class

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by rob.mwpropane, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Tournesol2000

    Tournesol2000 Nassau Grouper

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    thanks for sharing the second page. Out of curiosity how much did you end up spending on tools? I feel this is another cost that I am not ready to pay for yet.
     
  2. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I prowled eBay for a long time for a Crest or similar commercial (e.g., dental) unit that didn't look too badly beat up, but finally gave up and bought a new unit, selected based on these discussions. It works well enough for the occasional use I give it cleaning my personal regs.

    Ultrasonic Cleaning?

    Ultrasonic cleaner recomendations

    Good and cheap Ultrasonic Cleaner?

    ultrasonic cleaner

    and some others
     
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  3. aviator8

    aviator8 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I got a Skymen 3.2L ultrasonic from aliexpress. It works well enough though, I have not had it long enough to comment on longevity. It was a bit of a hassle because they shipped me a 220V with an EU plug when I ordered US 120V. I got them to pay for a new cord since I have 220V in my shop.
     
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  4. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Honestly, probably around $250. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I have a few regs and I have kids that all want to dive. At some point I'll probably have at least 7 sets (I have 3 now). My point is buying the tools made sense for me. If you have to borrow tools from someone that would work also. Heck it would only be every 2-3 years anyway.

    The most expensive tools were the torque wrench (in inches not lbs) and the inline adjustment tool. They alone amounted to $135, everything else was less than $100. I bought a special torque wrench that would cover everything, but really I could of borrowed 2 or 3 from work and saved more. If you already have a vice that would be another $25 saved. The spanner wrenches I would of just bough 1 #6 instead of 2 (pretty sure Chris only brought 1 himself).

    Even if you don't plan to head this route I would say the best tool is the inline adjustment tool. Can really tell you most of what you need to know without opening the reg.

    Hope that helps...
     
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  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Couple of comments on the list.
    1. Really hard to find a single torque wrench that covers the full range needed: 30-230 inch pounds. One possibiity is the 25-250 Craftsman. https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-9-...keywords=torque+wrench&qid=1582571832&sr=8-32
    5. and 7. Items 5 and 7 are needed to disassemble the yoke, if that style. Item 7 fits down through the knob hole that clamps the yoke to the valve.....and neither of the 3/8 extensions I had would go though that hole to get into the 3/4 socket (#5). The Scuba Tools version of the #7 extension may be mandatory....they have shaved down the diameter of the shaft.
    8. I misunderstood "male socket." To me, all sockets are female. What is actually meant is a 6mm hex drive that fits into a socket wrench so it is easy to turn a lot and put some possibly needed torque on to loosen.
    8.9.10. Are all the same: hex drivers....
    11. One of the adjustable wrenches needs to be a "slim jaw" so it can fit into a narrow space. I used https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N52WJRT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and people were envious.
    16. 17. Adjustable pin/hook spanners will work, but are not nearly as nice.
     
  6. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    1. What I linked on page 2 in the pdf was that exact craftsman torque wrench (each tool is a link to take you to where bought if you download the file and click). I was actually really impressed. I've had torque wrenches that are supposed to go low and strip out, this one did not.

    11. Thank you for the link, ordered should be here tomorrow!

    Did you find out from our other classmate where he got the pigtail picks?
     
  7. Southside

    Southside Rebreather Pilot

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    I believe Piranha has the pick you are talking about here:

    Double Hook Stainless Steel O Ring Pick , Piranha Dive Shop |

    Also available as part of a kit:

    5 Piece Stainless Steel O-Ring Pick Kit , Piranha Dive Shop |
     
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  8. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Awesome! The second link if I'm not mistaken is what our other classmate had. They were perfect for regs. Even better than what I linked. I'll have to see about getting a set.

    I could get by with mine, but there was one or 2 o rings that really should be tackled with a pig tail pick.

    Thanks for the links!
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Rob, I have not found any brass pig-tails. Only steel. Glen's were steel he said.
     
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  10. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    yes, they are the ones i prefer by far
     
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