Posted by Wayne on April 14, 2000 at 20:06:30:
In Reply to: Replacing an O-ring, or a burst-disk? posted by SLANG on April 14, 2000 at 16:13:00:
I also carry spare o-rings, but not disks. If one goes, I will have to re-air anyway so I would be abe to get one at the shop. On commercial boats, I know that I could bum one from a neighbor or bum a tank for the rest of the trip. I give the o-rings away as do most folks who carry them. Buy me a diet coke on the way home and we are more than even. But I really believe that when you walk into a dive shop and hand them your tank and say "fix this" you shoudl expect to pay for the service, and minumus shoyudl be expected. And no, I do not think $5 is out of line. If they had given me the o-ring and then proceeded to clean the groove and install the new one for me, I would have given the kid the $4 as a tip.
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