Any ranges on how long you should keep a regulator before you should replace it?

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asked Apr 13, 2018 in Scuba Diving by Davidb (1,816 points)

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answered Apr 13, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I have a 20 year old Aqua lung reg that still works perfect. I have it serviced along with all the others annually. All of my newer regs are Scubapro and they have a lifetime warrenty with free annual service through  my LDS.
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answered Apr 13, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I just read that a hose manufacture is recommending to replace the hoses every five years. As far as the regs. it depends on how you take care of them and lately from what I've see not very good. Plus the new regs are smaller and good breathers.
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answered Apr 26, 2018 by VADiver (940 points)
As long as you take care of it and service it regularly, your regulator will continue to work for decades. Far more likely that you’ll WANT new gear before you NEED to replace it.
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answered Jul 20, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
My Subgear has a 30 yr warranty.  Only reason I would get another is to have two sets of gear for instruction purposes.
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answered Aug 4, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
As long as you follow mfg recommendations for service and check hoses your reg will last a long time. You will change it because you just want to and not because you need to.
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