Do you soak or rinse your regulator?

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asked May 17, 2017 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

5 Answers

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answered May 17, 2017 by Mangomankw (45 points)
I give it a good rinse. Once at the dock again at home. If your at the end of the line the rinse water is salty by then.
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answered May 18, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I soak mine with the dust cap securely in place in Trident equipment wash especially after a salt water dive. Then rinse with fresh water. I also brush the threads of the yoke with a toothbrush. If you dont you will get a white coorosion in them making the yoke hard to tighten.
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answered May 18, 2017 by revgramza (1,095 points)
When at a place with a dunk tank, I soak and then rinse.  When home I rinse again, this time including the inside of the BCD.  I hand dry all metals and air dry the rest.  (Of course you leave a little moisture inside the BCD bladder.)
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answered May 18, 2017 by Kenkatz (398 points)
I rinse my regulators with a hose and fresh water after every dive day to remove the salt and any other material that it picks up. After each dive trip I bring my regulators to my local dive shop and have them serviced ( seals, seats and o- rings etc.
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answered Jun 1, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I am a regulator repair tech. I have been told by the manufacturers not to soak, just rinse. What I do is add simple green to the rinse tank, pull back the house protectors and shake the second stages around in the rinse tank leave the hose protectors pulled back for drying. Shake the water out of the seconds. Place the first stage back on a tank and shake and purge the seconds to get the water out of the seconds. Let dry and store in a cool area. Stay safe and enjoy diving.
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