regulator environmental seal

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chris1965

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Other than cost, is there any disadvantage to having a regulator that is environmentally sealed? (mostly travel and warm water use)
 

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No. It simplifies the rinsing and daily maintenance process as water (and assciated salt, silt, sand, etc.) does not get inside the reg.
 

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Performance wise, there is no reason to worry about it one way or the other unless you have a specific need for the sealed first stage. The only real differences will be for the technician when he/she services your equipment.
 

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It's a fantastic selling point, too. Sounds so "technical".
 

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For the forgetful types, it's awesome. Tossed it in the rinse bucket before putting the cap on the inlet. Whew!!! I've never heard of a disadvantage to it.
 

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For the forgetful types, it's awesome. Tossed it in the rinse bucket before putting the cap on the inlet. Whew!!! I've never heard of a disadvantage to it.

That is not an enviromental seal, that is a inlet seal- totally different things.
 

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That is not an enviromental seal, that is a inlet seal- totally different things.

Oh yeah...I was thinking the ACD function closed seals it from water entering. Still, never heard of a draw back to environmentally sealed regs.
 

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There are no real disadvantages only advantages.
No. 1 They help keep a 1st stage from freezing up in cold water.
No. 2 They keep sand, gunk, muck, salt and other stuff from getting in to the hard to rinse out areas of the reg.
The only disadvantage that I know of is the regs that use christolube and not a diaphragm for sealing is that the service techs find the christolube to be a pain to deal with when they service the reg.
 
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