Regulator bench testing.. should you do it, when and why?

+1 vote
asked Jun 4, 2018 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)
I seen this offered under service menu, I figure it is a quick check if the reg is working as it should in place of an overhaul? is this a good idea before a trip? or waste of money?

3 Answers

+2 votes
answered Jun 6, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
The new regulators have harder seats and do not require over hauling yearly. But there is nothing wrong with having the dive shop check it over yearly. Most will be glad to do it while you wait and maybe you'll find something to buy while your looking. That's why some dive shops have their full station in the middle of the store so you can shop while waiting for a fill.
+1 vote
answered Jun 5, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
For that price you said I would definitely just spend the money for piece of mind. At least I would, its a great price to breathe a little easier!
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answered Jun 4, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
I think it is a good idea. Were did you see this?
commented Jun 4, 2018 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Dive shop services menu typically $15-25 charge
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