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Is DIN the standard throughout Europe?

Discussion in 'General Europe' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    Hello everyone:

    Can anyone here tell me what kind of valves are most common in Europe? Do all European countries have DIN valves or are there places that prefer Yoke valves like US and Caribbean?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Redshift

    Redshift DIR Practitioner

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    Most places will have DIN valves and the valves may have a yoke fitting inside (see attached picture) but which is removable with an alan key, so no problems. I have only rarely seen yoke valves which couldn't be turned into DIN and it was in very old tanks.
    miolo-de-torneira-din-yoke-fun-dive-miolo-torneira-fun-dive~2140439.jpg
     
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  3. esears

    esears Divemaster Candidate

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    Speaking for Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia, I don't think I've ever seen a stock yoke tank. Like Redshift mentioned, most tanks here will either be straight DIN or have one of the pro valves with the inset inside of it.
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    keep in mind, there is 200 BAR and 300 BAR DIN. 300 BAR DIN first stages will work on 200 BAR DIN valves, but 200 BAR DIN first stages will not work on 300 BAR DIN valves as the valve body is too deep to seat properly.
     
  5. mala

    mala DIR Practitioner

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    in europe its din valves with inserts for yoke users.

    no-one in the know uses yoke.
     

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