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Weird LDS servicing policies?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by EmceeBigG, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Germie

    Germie Cave Instructor

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    Yes it is weird, you shoult only let your second stage or your first stage to be serviced. That is also normal here. If the air2 needs to be adjusted with the first stage, they also needed to do it when you bought it. :wink:
     
  2. StefinSB

    StefinSB Manta Ray

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    Probably just a misunderstanding with the counter person that got blown out of proportion.
     
  3. EmceeBigG

    EmceeBigG Angel Fish

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    I still need to verify if the Air2 was simply tested and determined to be acceptable (cracking pressure test I guess) or if it was fully serviced before the sale. I'm trying to be patient and rational but I definitely get a pushy vibe from them when it comes to equipment, rentals and service.

    I do plan to learn how to service my own gear. My parents are sending me their old Conshelf 20 regs for me to practice on :)
     
  4. Bigbella

    Bigbella Barracuda

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    I recall the old days, before the common use of octopuses -- certainly before Air-2s and the like -- when local shops wouldn't dare to charge a customer, to determine whether their Dacor horse collar BC would hold air. At one time, consumer instruction manuals, right from the box, clearly illustrated how to dismantle a regulator for servicing.

    The current business model, it would seem, is to perennially service everything at a premium; sell based upon planned obsolescence, to appeal to the itinerant gear-heads; and to nickel and dime. I laughed when a local shop owner inquired as to when my BC was last serviced; and offered to schedule a look-see, for only 60.00, plus any parts.

    Inspections of shot bags and gear clips can only be next . . .
     
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