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iamyourgasman
24-03-2019, 02:10 PM
Question to experienced users and Barry/Simon: Is the Oxygen clippard assembly a self service item? I.e. can I change it on my own, or is it a pain and I should get someone who knows their way around tools etc do it? I have a small leak on the O2 side from there and I though I might as well change the whole lot after 5+ years.

The other question is what is the "real" difference between the old Jaksa and the new waterproof solenoid? Apart from the new one being waterproof, obviously :giggle: Thinking about my annual upgrade and whether it's worth the cost/hassle. My original solenoid is performing well, so that and it's rMS board would go in the spares box.

cathal
24-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Question to experienced users and Barry/Simon: The other question is what is the "real" difference between the old Jaksa and the new waterproof solenoid? Apart from the new one being waterproof, obviously :giggle: Thinking about my annual upgrade and whether it's worth the cost/hassle. My original solenoid is performing well, so that and it's rMS board would go in the spares box.

I had the same question myself as mine was 7 years old. Thing is, is that it works and it has never given any problems even though its not the water proof version, so I just replaced it with a new identical version at the 5 year service interval. If you still have the BCD connectors I would consider upgrading them to the reg connection type.

PeterL
24-03-2019, 07:00 PM
I have replaced most stuff on the O2 side, itís all fairly simple including rebuilding the CMF. The issue to watch for on your solenoid is black rot on the exposed wiring, once it goes it goes. I would consider installing the water blocking QD terminations and new solenoid to avoid having to send the whole lot back.


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iamyourgasman
24-03-2019, 07:41 PM
Thanks both. Changing the solenoid and CMF seems easy enough. It's just that if I go to the waterproof version, it means a new solenoid board as well...hmmm

Cathal: What do I need for changing the BCD connections to reg hose ending? I went through the spares list with a fine comb and I only found this: http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r522a-clippard-assembly/ which looks distinctively different to the recent rEvo's I have seen advertised on FB. Probably, because it still has the bottom manual add (which I got on my ancient unit). Or is it that simple that I just take the BCD nipple off and replace it with http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r551-in-line-connector-38m/ ?

cathal
24-03-2019, 08:51 PM
Thanks both. Changing the solenoid and CMF seems easy enough. It's just that if I go to the waterproof version, it means a new solenoid board as well...hmmm

Cathal: What do I need for changing the BCD connections to reg hose ending? I went through the spares list with a fine comb and I only found this: http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r522a-clippard-assembly/ which looks distinctively different to the recent rEvo's I have seen advertised on FB. Probably, because it still has the bottom manual add (which I got on my ancient unit). Or is it that simple that I just take the BCD nipple off and replace it with http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r551-in-line-connector-38m/ ?

Yep, just screw out the BCD nipple and that: http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r551-in-line-connector-38m/ screws in. However, you'll also need two of these: http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/product/r570-mp-hose-with-regulator-connector/ for each reg to the new Reg fitting, and screw all fittings in just hand tight plus a quarter turn extra.