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XT2 second stage regulator rentention ring

Discussion in 'Dive Rite' started by reefvagabond, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. reefvagabond

    reefvagabond Nassau Grouper

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    I’ve been diving the Diverite XT2 second stage for a little while now and they’ve worked great but when cleaning it I’ve always found this retention ring in front of the diaphragm quite difficult to remove.

    Is this rentention ring necessary? Would the regulator be safe to dive without it?

    What exactly is the purpose of the ring?
     
  2. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member

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    The ring provides a buffer between the diaphragm and the cover of the second stage. Without it the second stage cover could crimp the diaphragm or the diaphragm could tear when the cover was tightened without lubrication. The ring is in place to prevent it.
     
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  3. reefvagabond

    reefvagabond Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks TC.

    Guess I’m stuck with it, wish that ring were smoother to unscrew
     
  4. sea_ledford

    sea_ledford Captain

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    I was just having a conversation about that ring the other day. It is indeed a pain in the ass. I wish DR would replace it with a non-threaded ring or a friction washer, or several other things that have tools to remove them (if necessary), or at least re-mold them so there is an obvious tool to use to remove it without beating the crap out of it with a pair of pliers.

    -Chris
     
  5. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a small pair of wire cutters that I reverse and use the handle to get the ring loose. Works every time!
     
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