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    Rotating first stages

    With a twin set do you swap the 1st stages around? obviously the main first stage is constantly used with the back up only ever breathed on pre dive check and the occasional drill. In real term use my first stages end up with 1 getting approx 100hrs use a year and the other lucky to see an hour. Even my deco 1st stages get more use. Any thoughts?

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    Sounds like a lot of faff for no good reason IMHO. You are wetting the stage as often as the main one, so it needs as much cleaning as the primary. Depending on your views about servicing you might extend the service interval for longer on the back up, but I'm sure there will be mixed views on that

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    time is as big an issue as use ,, many things are worse for not being used ,
    rubber still rots flaps seize ,,, etc , or so im told.

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    I never bothered

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    Never even considered it.
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    Rotating first stages

    I have a pile of regs and it seems that the ones I use all the time have less issues. Maybe worth a try. It's easy enough.


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    Nope, another not even thought about it till now.

    I can see a (slight) argument in favour of swapping them round due to wear of the moving parts, but to be totally honest with you, if they are serviced by a decent technician, with appropriate lubrication, then you would be hard pressed to "wear out" any moving parts that aren't replaced during a routing service anyway.....

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    I've never heard of anyone doing it.

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    never even thought about it
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    I don't do it . But I do use the 2nd set for training pool dive with the club as that has th gauge on it so it gets abit of use every year ,
    You dont have to be able to spell to be a diver


 
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