Patrick Shaw wrote: > > Apologies for sending such a pedestrian message, but the list has been > slow for a while..... > > So, I saunter into the local dive shop that has more than the token bit > of "tech" equipment looking for a few first-stage DIN O-rings. You know > the ones...the O-ring on the exposed face of the fitting. The service > guy goes through his collection of O-rings, assures me that he hasn't > any, but also assures me that different manufacturers use different DIN > O-rings. Now, I only use a few brands of regs with DIN fittings > (Poseidon and Sherwood), but I did find it hard to believe that this > could be true. Of course, I usually hold service techs in the highest > regard, but this smacked of a trace of BS. Anyone out there know the truth? DIN stands for Deutsche Industrie Normen, German Industrial Norms, but is today a universal standard and "DIN" is a universal description. Any, ANY, DIN fitting/requirement/engineered thingy has to be according to the standard and the standard allows no deviation. That's why it's a standard. You're right, the people in the shop are dead set wrong. Their BS is positively dangerous. Cheers, Christian -- I haven't quite worked out the secret of life yet, but I just know it must have something to do with lunch. -- Send mail for the `techdiver' mailing list to `email@example.com'. Send subscribe/unsubscribe requests to `firstname.lastname@example.org'.
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