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Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 13:15:21 +0200
From: Marcel Bul <mbul@he*.nl*>
Subject: Re: Re: First Stage DIN O-Rings
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Sorry guys,

The size of  the O-ring in my Apeks 1st stage DIN regulator is smaller 
than in the Subapro or Mares.
So it looks like DIN applies to the connection (threat?) not to the O-ring 
whitch probably has his own DIN ?

my 2 cents...

----- Original Message -----
From: Christian Gerzner <christiang@in*.co*.au*>
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003 11:15 am
Subject: Re: First Stage DIN O-Rings

> 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, 
> 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
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