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Other than the special tool, anyone else have DIY tools for the valve housing? I havent taken it apart yet. Im all about DIY tools too.
If not, any source for USA purchasing?
The regulator looks good. The PO was a dive instructor, took did his own work and all things were in good condition compared to what I've seen in person for stored used stuff. He even gassed it up and inhaled out of it for me.
EdiT: So I unscrewed the hose and popped out the valve piece and unscrewed the 2 pieces to just look at. Then put it back together. I then added air but it just kept free flowing. I tried opening it under water but still did it.
What could it be? It gassed up fine when the PO did it.
EDIT: hmm, looks like when I turned the valve housing with a coin after I took off the hose, it unscrewed the housing without the tool. Looks like the notch inside the jetstream body held it so I could unscrew it with the coin.
It may be an issue with the valve insert (something I've seen more of lately) -- its black plastic base is visible in the photo of the LP valve housing (the bit with the vents on the side); or else, a very loose cracking setting; a displaced o-ring; or even a bent servo valve.
Did it free-flow from the very beginning; or did it occur only after your reassembly?
A domestic source for the tools is www.SilentExplorers.com, out of the Midwest . . .