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Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 am

Well, tragedy struck.... PRAM took a fall while tinkering in the shop, and it hit the floor (concrete). It is the "early" DIN version (the satin one). The assembly that retains the handwheel and has the o-ring took the full hit on the edge. Anyone have an idea what/where a replacement can be had?

I know Bryan was using a Brand specific one.....

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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:28 am

Post a picture. I'm pretty sure it's from a Titan
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:39 pm

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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:41 pm

yeah, two of the four parts.....
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 pm

can they be obtained somewhere?
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:51 pm

rhwestfall wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 pm
can they be obtained somewhere?
I'm borrowing one from a friend because they're basically unobtanium... Not available as "new" so you'll have to scour the web for used ones

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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 pm

That doesn't look too bad. At least from the pictures it looks like it could still be functional, not pretty, but functional.

Is the area capturing the O-ring still mostly intact?

You may need to carefully clean up some of the rough edges with a very small file, but at least from the pictures it still looks like it could make a reliable seal.


Is that really the older threads, using the Aqua Lung Titan adapter or is that the Metric adapter? It looks like it could be the newer one, but I would have to go look.


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Yeah, I just checked, that is not the Aqua Lung Titan or the Conshelf DIN adapter. But it does look like the newer Metric threads. Bryan should be able to get you a new one of those DIN adapters.

That is a relatively new Phoenix. The Argonaut Tom has was fabricated with the older original US Divers custom threads. Only the old Aqua Lung DIN adapters will fit on it.
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:36 am

Unless it's bent, I would think some careful file work would get it back to working.....not pretty but functional.
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:19 pm

My OCD does not allow that look, and it is a bit more than what I like into the o-ring groove...

Hoping Bryan can assist as Luis thinks. I know things are on hold with his activities. I have other (non-DIN) DH regs to dive, but just like this one a bunch. The length of the DIN assembly really sets the can nicely into my shoulder blades.
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Re: Phoenix DIN - HELP!

Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:06 pm

While you are waiting for Bryan to get you a replacement, you should try it as it is. Think of it as therapy for your OCD... :wink:

It might just work. Then again Bryan should be able to get you a replacement... eventually...

Good luck
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