Post by zappid on Jan 31, 2014 12:51:10 GMT -8
As I am still new to forums, I did some searching and couldn't answer my questions. If this has been answered already (my thought, yes), please direct me to the thread.
I've been collecting vintage gear for about 9 months or so and finally decided to get a double hose, so I went with an inexpensive Dacor dial-a-breath, I believe to be an R-3 (which has an AWESOME thread on here with a ton of info). Who knows, maybe someone here sold it to me as I purchased it from ebay. Anyways, the thing was filthy, so I took some dish soap and a toothbrush to it to shine it up externally.... I took the bottom off and cleaned the diaphragms. Everything inside appeared to be in very good condition. I didn't want to venture further in fear of messing something up. I hooked it up to a tank with 500 psi and it did not free flow and seemed to breath nicely. Long story short (sorry, I'm wordy), I want to test this in a pool, as I've never actually used any of the vintage gear I have been acquiring. So, to my questions, knowing that it "seems" to function fine, what sort of issues could it have once it hits the water (could I possibly ruin it)? What sort of preventative maintenance could I do to keep it running smoothly (ie greasing the rubber, etc)? Anything else that I could look for before I test it to ensure it will function correctly? I've also heard of the internals being contaminated, is there a way to properly disinfect or clean it before breathing from it (or is that actually not true)? Thanks in advance for your help, please let me know if any pictures would be helpful!