Posted by seahunt on November 23, 2003 at 21:59:25:
In Reply to: Annual scuba regulator maintence-opinions requested. posted by Mojo Mike on November 23, 2003 at 02:56:26:
The nice thing is that dive gear is sporting gear made basically to military specifications and so is not prone to failure. I think in all these debates, it is clear that regulators very rarely fail... I think even one particualr fanatic admited that... and I think I have his post. That is not how people have dive accidents. A real problem is that getting it serviced may get it broken, so be careful about getting it done before some major trip. You might be better putting it in for service in the off dive season.
I only get my regs serviced every few years or so. I've used a lot of old funky regulators, and that's not where the problems are.
Start with a good regulator, keep it clean, try to keep it out of ozone and it will work for a long time with no problems. Always take a suck before you enter the water.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
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