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Old 07-10-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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I'm in the market for used/old/not working regs. I'd prefer not to pay anything but shipping but, if it's worth it, I'll pay a little for a reg.

PM me or post here.

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Old 07-14-2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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What do you use old regs for?
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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If you watch ebay for a while, you might get an idea of the value of used/old/not working regs. Even the worst seem to command a pretty good price.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Who would want to use an old reg. Those things will kill you.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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<DIV>Would you like to explain how an older reg is any more likely to kill you than a newer reg. In other words, what are the design changes in newer regs that improve safety or reliability?</DIV>
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<DIV>BTW, I retired most of my newer regs in favor of older more robust regulators from the 70's and 80"s. But I'm always willing to learn.</DIV>
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I'm thinking a lot of people have that same mindset, that older regs are dangerous in some way, so they upgrade and the old ones sit in a closet rotting. I think mwhities understands that older regs are not dangerous as long as they are maintained just like new regs! I find that the older regs are much more simple myself, but I choose to dive with newer regs. The fact that so many people don't like old regs, I'm guessing he's wanting someone to 'give' him their old stuff just because it's getting no use... someone may bite and he might get a free reg setup out of it... others might just laugh at him
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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<DIV>Unfortunatly I don't have any old regs and I don't care which is better old vs. new... I'm just curious, what are you doing with them? </DIV>
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<DIV>You pulling a "Mcgiver" and building something with the spare parts or just to have them on display or what? May be none of my business but, I'm curious. </DIV>
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Reefhound has it.

I just want to learn the internal workings of regs in general. See if I can get them to work and what not. I'm not planning on really using them, unless for whatever reason my *brand new* ScubaPro regs decide to fail on me.

Granted, if I could really afford it, I'd buy newer used regs and learn from them but, I'm not able to.

Laugh at me or help me, I careless either way. I just want to have the knowledge to help myself later with a reg or help someone else out.

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #9
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<DIV>Would you like to explain how an older reg is any more likely to kill you than a newer reg. In other words, what are the design changes in newer regs that improve safety or reliability?</DIV>
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<DIV>BTW, I retired most of my newer regs in favor of older more robust regulators from the 70's and 80"s. But I'm always willing to learn.</DIV>
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<DIV>If you look at my avitar, you'll notice I have a double hose regulator (In fact I have 6). I was just kidding. In fact I regularly dive vintage gear. And many of us vintage divershave heard it mentioned several times that using our older gear was dangerous. But nobody was ever able to give a real good reason.</DIV>
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If you really want to learn about regulators, then by all means try to find some older regs...take them apart &amp; see what makes them tick. You might be surprised to find out that many older regs use many of the same parts as modern regs. The 1st stage diaphram in my vintage double hose is identical the the diaphram found in a modern USD Legend or Titan regulator.
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<DIV>You should also look at Peterbuilt's website for specific tools designed for scuba regulators. And be sure &amp; pickup Regulator Savvy to get a good understanding of scuba regulators.</DIV>
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