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Posted by SLANG on November 24, 2003 at 09:52:06:

In Reply to: Skip the annual service, after all it is ONLY LIFE SUPPORT equipment.. posted by Melvin Pasley on November 23, 2003 at 06:42:25:

My only issue with your comments Melvin, is that I'd have to say my personal experience has proved I'm much less likely to have an O-Ring fail all on its own than having it get crimped by some tech putting it back together incorrectly. The last thing I would ever consider is having everything over-hauled right before a trip to some far off destination where parts might be hard to come by.

My personal approach: Have them professionally serviced occasionally, but then I make sure I go over them myself and have ample opportunity to test them under easy conditions prior to any extended dives or dive trips.

Good luck


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