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Vintage US Divers

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by linc213, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Thaddeus S.Komorowski

    Thaddeus S.Komorowski Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Pittsburg Pennsylvania
    I have two of the double hose regulators. In you post you mentioned that the regulators are repairable.
    The hoses are not usable and the regulators need to be rebuilt. The rubber has deteriorated on both the hoses and the mouth pieces.
    where can I get them rebuilt to be usable again?
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
  3. PBcatfish

    PBcatfish Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida
    Yea, I took my old twin 50's into a dive shop in Hyannis Mass, back in the 1980's & the guy there confiscated my tanks because they had pipe thread necks on them. He returned my backpack & valve assembly, but would not let me have my tanks back because "none of the ones with pipe necks are safe anymore". I was young & stupid back then, so I just took his word for it that he was not allowed to give the tanks back. I also had a shop in NJ loose my Dacor double hose regulator with externally adjustable venturi. It was the only one like that I ever saw. That was also back in the 80's
  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
    Yeah, it's really disappointing and time doesn't heal
    and all that's left to us is just enjoy scubaboard man
  5. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon
    Actually, the hoses look good, and so does the mouthpiece. Yes, they probably need to be cleaned and looked at, but to say that the "hoses are not usable" is a stretch. I don't see the deterioration you mention. The duckbill exhaust valve should probably be replaced, as those simply do not do well over time. Also the non-return mushroom valves in the mouthpiece need to be examined to see if they are still usable.

    The one thing I do see is that two clamps are together for the regulator, indicating that they have been loose or have ben removed and replaced. The box clamps are not in the normal position. This needs attention if this regulator is to be used. Otherwise, it is probable that water will get into the regulator during a dive.

    If the regulator is to be simply used for display, then nothing needs to be done with it.


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