field repair

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Posted by Chris on February 04, 2010 at 00:30:56:

In Reply to: You guys are AWESOME! posted by Jesse on February 03, 2010 at 20:31:04:

To fix it in the field you will need to 003 o-rings. Preferably durometer 75, but in the field you use what is available.
You slide the air gauge out of your console pushing on the air hose and bending the rubber of the console just enough to slide the gauge out and the hose out.
Use two wrenches, one on the hose, and one on the gauge and break the nut loose. Do turn against the gauge, you will break it. You must use two wrenches.
Pull the hose from the gauge and you should see the air spool stuck in either the hose, or the gauge.
Pull the air spool out and remove the old o-rings.
Soak the air spool in white vinegar. Clean the salt deposits off of the gauge and hose with white vinegar. Clean the inside o-ring mating surfaces of the hose and gauge with a isopropyl alcohol dampened paper towel, then a dry one. Repeat until they are clean.
Rinse off the air spool, clean with isopropyl alcohol, and then let everything dry. Put a very light coat of silicon grease on the o-rings and put one on each end of the air spool. Also put a small amount of silicone grease on the gauge threads.
Reassemble and put the regulator on a tank. Check for leaks in water before putting the gauge back into the console.

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