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Old 08-02-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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what size nut driver to adjust mares metal proton?

anyone know what size nut driver i need to adjust my freeflowing proton metal?

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In fact, a lot of people ask is it ok for them to change their own hose placement, and I always warn, never, ever, ever change your own hoses, unless you are mechanically inclined enough to change your own light bulbs!
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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Uh... None.

What you want to do is undo the hose at the second stage end. Make sure you use 2 wrenches so you don't twist the side that goes into the reg. When you open that up and look in there, you will see an allen whole. It should be a 3/16. Push down the purge, (or lever if you've removed the purge cover already) and give it just a little turn clockwise. That is moving the poppet closer to the seat. You push the lever to remove the seat from the poppet so you don't score it. Then screw together hand tight and test it. If you need more or less, lather, rinse, repeat... then tighten everything back up... then go diving!

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Old 08-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #3
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Little turn as in 30 degrees or 1/12 of a circle. I would expect the 1st adjustment to fix it. If 2 adjustments don't cure the problem, I get professional help. If you don't depress the purge button as you make the adjustment you may cut the seat. Then it will not adjust correctly and will require a new seat. It not hard but use care.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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the green thing is what turns... PUSH THE PURGE AS YOU MOVE THAT GREEN PIECE(might not be green for you)
(i took the hose off of my octo as well just for a picture!)
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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A tech area is a great idea... I'll set it up, and move this over as the first one!
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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inauguration!!!
bring out the champagne!!



i love the "how do i stop this freeflow" in the subtitle by the way!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:43 PM   #7
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Years from now, you'll show that forum to your grand kids and say, "Yea kids... it was my free flowing reg that caused this whole section to be created, way back when some people still had CD's to listen to music and we dove with regulators instead of filtering the oxygen out of the water..."
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at least i'll have something to show. who would have thunk it.. my legacy, saved online for a life time or more!
now i dont have to go to school anymore and worry about becoming an Executive Chef for some huge company!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info Larry, I have the same reg and it may come in handy.
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Fixed!!!
Thanks.
i was gonna take pictures, but got home very angry at my family. Sorry.
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