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Want to Buy Phoenix 1st stage

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Regulators' started by AfterDark, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I am looking for a Vintage Double Hose Phoenix 1st stage for my RAM. VDH is out of stock, so if anyone has a used one they'd like to sell I'm buying. It looks like this:
    1st stage.jpg
     
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  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yeah, I'm too am patiently waiting Bryan to get back to "normal" as his contract production facilities obviously are struggling to get back on line....
     
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  3. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Loggerhead Turtle

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    If you have a RAM you do not need a Phoenix 1st stage. The Phoenix replaced the 1st stage on a DA to make it a RAM.
     
  4. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

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    True, but the Phoenix also adds HP and LP ports. Which may be part of AD's reasons. An alternative is to use a RAM or Cyclone, in conjunction with an LP splitter off the hookah port and a valve with an HP port. Not as clean as the Phoenix, but works well for me.

    Respectfully,

    James
     
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  5. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Loggerhead Turtle

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    I hate the thought of taking a perfectly good RAM and "bastardizing" it.

    I would trade my overhauled/upgraded (by Bryan) DA (without a Phoenix) with a banjo fitting and gauge to him and take the RAM - to preserve the history. :)
     
  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Yep, turning a DH into a more useful regulator for day to day modern diving. I have a Voit Navy that I need to get into service and a Phoenix and HPR will go in whenever I find them, I wish I still had my Kraken with the cracked can because the Navy with the Kraken guts would be perfect.
     
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  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    There is no physical alteration to it, and all the parts can be put back in it at any time. I have 4 Ziploc baggies that could achieve this (though why, I'd never know)....
     
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  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    HP/LP ports aside, I would have to defer to @Luis H to comment to the performance updates these (Phoenix/HPR/DBE) make between a stock Royal and a PRAM....
     
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  9. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    I don't, especially if it helps me to use it how ever I wanted too. It already has a Cyclone 1st stage a duckbill eliminator, HPR 2nd stage and a silicone diaphragm. The originals are as they say, history.
    I'm not starting a museum of trying to preserve history.

    My aim is to use a DH to take pictures and videos of pretty fish that often are frighten of exhaust bubbles from a SH.

    If I was 25 I might consider a RB but since I'm much older I'll go the cheaper route. I don't like the banjo fitting I have the O ring keeps falling out and it's difficult to juggle the reg and fitting while mounting it to the tank, with my old hands.

    Thanks for your input.
     
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  10. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    ... and you can't get a Kraken for the cost of a Phoenix
     
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