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Need Help - First Regulator Rebuild

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by BoundForElsewhere, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    When he was 8, my youngest was the designated bathtub reg tester... he loved the job!
     
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  2. halocline

    halocline Solo Diver

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    Make sure your daughter is finished with her bath before you test your reg in the tub. Depending on your daughter's age, your idea could be very creepy....:eek:

    Also, on a more serious note, just use regular water, not bubble bath, to look for bubbles. And pressurize the reg before submerging it. Another way you can check for leaks is to install both the SPG and a IP gauge, pressurize, then turn the tank valve off and watch to see if either gauge moves; leave it for several minutes. No gauge movement? No leak.
     
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  3. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bubble test complete! You were right. it was just operational noise.

    this is so cool.
     
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  4. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    You could also spray soapy water from an atomizer on the 1st, 2nd, and hoses, to locate bubbles.
     
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  5. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I was so intimidated going into this exercise and it turned out to be purely logical and common sense. I don't think I'd go pulling apart my Legend LX but the Titan was super-simple and intuitive.

    I feel like I understand the physics of the regulator now which is an added bonus to being able take it apart and service it. Same things with the 109's I played with.

    Thank you to everyone on here who helped me and guided me through this. I have a much deeper connection to my gear now.

    Cool stuff. I recommend that everyone do this.
     
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  6. txgoose

    txgoose ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm not throwing stones, mind you, but this crowd goes from crack user to crack pusher really quickly. It's not that I disagree with folks knowing how their gear works. I agree. Its the fourth and fifth reg set bought off of a 'bay and rebuilt that I have issues with.
     
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  7. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Only 4th and 5th? Have I got a deal for you! lol
    I have about a dozen 1sts that I need to rebuild, 10 either in active rotation or rebuild and just ready to go... a round dozen seconds that are rebuilt, but not in the use... It's a little out of hand. But others make me look like a noob to this affliction! lol
     
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  8. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Great kid! Don't get cocky ....
     
  9. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :)
     
  10. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Congratulations; get some decent tools, if you have not already; read-up -- you'll never look back . . .
     

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