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Repair or Replace ?? Thank you! (Another BCD Question)

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Land Fish, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    Thank you it was much appreciated and valued as well.
     
  2. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    I have a Oceanic BCD vest that needs the inflator coil hose replaced on it I took apart the top of it from the flange piece you can see it broke just below the bottom of the piece that attaches to the flange bottom. This bc has a pull release line inside the coiled inflator hose. My question is the inflator valve appears to be a one piece unit and is not removable is that the case. If it’s able to be taken off how would I go about it so I can order a new hose for it if not I will need to order a 1 piece unit that has the inflator valve on it already. I would appreciate any help with this issue and will look forward hearing back to you all. Thank you.
     

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  3. carobinsoniv

    carobinsoniv Manta Ray

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    No knowledge of the Oceanic inflator but if you do replace the entire assembly, one option may be to order a replacement assembly as referenced in post 20 which has an universal inflator rather than the proprietary Oceanic inflator. Then down the road, you can easily replace the inflator (or rebuild it) if needed. I keep an extra inflator in my tool kit just in case.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    Thank you for your advice on this was hoping to repair this one but if needed I’ll just buy a complete unit for the replacement would be nice if they were all separate and I could just replace the piece that’s required.
     
  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's the problem with proprietary designs. I can replace any individual piece on my Halcyon wings without issue.
     
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  6. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    It’s one way they can insure you will deal with their company only when your require original replacement parts for a BCD.
     
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  7. carobinsoniv

    carobinsoniv Manta Ray

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    Ditto, we have Dive Rite, XDeep, Halcyon, and Oxycheq in our household and they all use the universal inflator - reduces the number of spares to keep!
     
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  8. Land Fish

    Land Fish Barracuda

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    @W W Meixner
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    And all who have shared your experience and advice

    Thank you all very much :)

    By way of update, I indeed bought a new BCD before my trip to Tubbataha a couple of months ago, and I'll look after it as some of you have suggested xoxo
     
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