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Old 07-03-2013, 12:32 PM #1
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Vanquish How To: Service the Regulator

WARNING: THIS GUIDE IS FOR EXPERIENCED TECHS ONLY. DAMAGE TO THE REGULATOR DUE TO IMPROPER SERVICE MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

This is a how to guide on how to disassemble the Vanquish regulator for service. The regulator is similar to Empire Relay except with some parts modified to easier serviceability.

When should you service your regulator?
If your regulator pressure is rising up past the set point it means the main seal needs to be changed. If the regulator is recharging slowly the brass piston o-rings may require lube or changing. Both of these issues will be covered below.


BEFORE SERVICING YOUR REGULATOR BE SURE ALL GAS PRESSURE HAS BEEN REMOVED. The PSI on you screen should read "LOW" and you should fire the marker with the eyes off in a safe direction to ensure all the air has been released.

What you will need:
3/32 Hex wrench (same size as rest of the Vanquish)
1/2in socket - Link to tool:1/2 in Socket
3mm Nut Driver - Link to tool: 3mm Nut Driver



Step 1: Remove regulator pin cap using 1/2in socket





Step 2: Remove regulator front cap (by hand)



Step 3: Remove regulator lever screw and the pin actuator will drop out the bottom of the regulator




Step 4: Place the 3/32 hex wrench in the hole where the pin acutator was removed from and push the pin/seal retainer towards the tank side of the regulator.



Step 5: Use the 3mm nut driver to remove the main piston. The main seal should then be allowed to fall out of the tank side of the regulator. To keep the brass piston from spinning use the 3/32 hex wrench.

At this point if your regulator pressure was rising your would change the main seal and you could also service the o-rings on the large brass piston.


When servicing your regulator you should clean out the filter which is located under the silver plug on the side of the regulator. The plug can be removed with the 3/32 hex wrench.

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:58 PM #2
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Taken from pg.26 of the Empire Vanquish User Manual:
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"Warning: Do not take the regulator apart; it is not designed to be user serviceable. Damage to
the regulator will not be covered under warranty.
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So it's not designed to be user serviceable but this 'How To' makes it look so simple. Is this 'How To' an at-your-own-risk guide or, coming from you, does this mean we can service our own regulators?
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Taken from pg.26 of the Empire Vanquish User Manual:

So it's not designed to be user serviceable but this 'How To' makes it look so simple. Is this 'How To' an at-your-own-risk guide or, coming from you, does this mean we can service our own regulators?
Thank you. This guide is at your own risk.
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This is handy
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great job man
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Reviving this a bit, but how would you get the other plug out? The one with the four holes in it? Thanks.
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Reviving this a bit, but how would you get the other plug out? The one with the four holes in it? Thanks.
Its all 1 piece with the pin retainer. Put the hex wrench in the bottm of the reg where the pin plunger is removed from and push it out towards the tank side. Its held in by o-ring pressure
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