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Old 07-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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I bought my gear, did all the cert. dives, then never used it again. I have to get it serviced every year to keep the warranty up to date so I had it serviced the following year but still didn't go diving. I completely forgot last year, so I missed a year of servicing. Bonehead move because my warranty is void now.



My question is: If I had it serviced and never got it wet, do I still need to have it serviced for this year before I go diving? I didn't realize how long it's been until now but it's actually been 2 years this summer since it was serviced but it's been in storage since then.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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It's a good idea to have a shop take a look at it. If you take it by MBT, they should be able to take a look at it for you and tell you whether or not it needs to be serviced/rebuilt etc... PM evensplit on here.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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Telum Piscis (7/22/2008)It's a good idea to have a shop take a look at it. If you take it by MBT, they should be able to take a look at it for you and tell you whether or not it needs to be serviced/rebuilt etc... PM evensplit on here.


will do, thanks..
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Hey what kind of gear is it?

I used scuba pro regs and service them myself. (Used to be the servicemanager in a Scuba Pro Dive Shop)

If I had them serviced, put them in storage and then pulled them out I would test them...in water if possible. If they didn't free flow and breathed ok I'd run with it.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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mine is scuba pro too...
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:13 PM   #6
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Jarhead, If you haven't used that gear and you put it on a tank and open the valve and the regulator doesn't freeflow and breathes fine there isn't a thing wrong with that regulator. What else can a shop do besides take it apart and charge you!! A regulator when turned off has ALL the valves in the open position and IF there is a problem from corrosion or a sticking part the reguator will malfunction when the Air is turned on. If it functions and breathes properley that means the valve has allowed the air to flow to the proper setting and then correctly close. If it goes above the set pressure it will free flow. It's what is called a downstream valve system!! Just go and try it on a freshly charged tank and if it doesn't freeflow use it...
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:41 AM   #7
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Thanks Sealark.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:47 AM   #8
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sealark (7/25/2008)....What else can a shop do besides take it apart and charge you!!....
Some shops maybe, but...At MBT wewill put the reg on the test bench and check for proper operation through the range of working pressures, check IP, and look for other potential problems...and NOT charge you. It usually only takes a few minutes. If it doesn't cost me anything to check it out for you, I'm not going to charge you for it.
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MBT has been nice enough to "bench test" I guess you call it with there "flow machine" several of my old, used, beat up regs, at no charge.

Sure doesnt hurt, when it dont cost!
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sealark (7/25/2008)....What else can a shop do besides take it apart and charge you!!....
Some shops maybe, but...At MBT wewill put the reg on the test bench and check for proper operation through the range of working pressures, check IP, and look for other potential problems...and NOT charge you. It usually only takes a few minutes. If it doesn't cost me anything to check it out for you, I'm not going to charge you for it.


sounds like a no-brainer to me. Unless MBT is to far to get to.
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