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Old 12-17-2012, 09:06 PM #1
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As the thread title suggests, I've got one of these that's been collecting dust over the years. Will definitely need a hydro test first. But can anyone vouch for how well those tank regs work long term? I guess what I'm getting at is whether it's better to get this tested or if it's wasting money and I should just get something new.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:19 PM #2
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Probably just get something new BUT those are quality regs that probably just need to be taken apart and lubed.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:14 PM #3
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Tanks have a life span of 15 years maximum from the date of manufacturer on the DOT label.
As far as the regs I would lean towards having it serviced if it's been sitting. The lube probably dried out and you may have o-rings that have dried and cracked as well. You just never know when it's been sitting.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:02 PM #4
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Never serviced my 10 yr old cross fire or nitroduck regs. Still shoots fine.
Of course a service could only do good things and give piece of mind.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:02 PM #5
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or ya can just got and get a new reg
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:04 PM #6
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Really no point if he has to hydro the tank.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 PM #7
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Yeah if you're dropping $30-$50 on Hydro it doesn't really make sense to drop $50 on a new tank reg as you're approaching newer used tank pricing at that point
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:25 PM #8
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i have a crossfire that is about 11 or 12 years old. Been sitting for 8 years, I just rehydro'd it and used it. It works great with no issues of shoot down or anything.

I will say though, the old regs and tanks are LOOONG! I am getting another tank soon just because the new regs/tanks are almost 2 inches shorter!! In retrospect I would have been better off just chucking the tank and buying new.
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