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    Established TDF Member JimmE's Avatar
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    Anyone recognise this first stage?

    So, in a box of old/donated kit I found this first stage reg which I stripped, cleaned and detuned to repurpose as a regulator to power air tools from a dive cylinder.

    Does anyone recognise what it might be? At some point I expect it will need some attention and perhaps a service kit, but Iím struggling to identify it.

    (Ignore the adapters screwed into the LP port, thatís just to get it to a suitable PCL air tool fitting!)








    The only marking on it is a generic BS or EN number.

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    Ust?

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    I think thats an Oceananic

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    Just a thought .. does whatever you are
    connecting to that have a downstream valve that will bleed off if the first stage fails and interstage pressure increases? If not its maybe a good idea to fit an overpressure valve to one of the other LP ports

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    Established TDF Member JimmE's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moleshome View Post
    Ust?
    Thanks - that was my first thought - I can't remember why I ruled it out but I'll check again.

    Quote Originally Posted by bottle maker View Post
    I think thats an Oceananic
    Could be a good call, will check out their service manuals and see if anything looks similar


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    Just a thought .. does whatever you are
    connecting to that have a downstream valve that will bleed off if the first stage fails and interstage pressure increases? If not its maybe a good idea to fit an overpressure valve to one of the other LP ports
    Good point. Currently the black hose in the photos is connected to an old second stage from the same box, but I have ordered a cheap OPV which is in the post

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    Gobbie squaddie, average diver timmyg's Avatar
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    Apeks UST by the looks of it.

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    Hi James,

    Thats an Apeks UST

    Cheers

    Dave


 

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