Great site guys! Maybe this is a silly question? I just bought a new regulator (Sherwood sr1) over the internet. I also bought new gauges and an octopus, all are the same brand.
They all came in different boxes. Is it ok if I connect them to the first stage myself? Or am I better off to get my local shop to do it for me? Do I need to use lubrication on anything? Any help will be much appreciated.
There are no silly questions! Congrats on the new gear - I hope you have many great dives with your new set.
Of course, I should be telling you to get your local dive shop to connect your gear for you. However, if you have any mechanical ability at all, you will be able to do it yourself.
That being said - PLEASE NOTE - check your warranty first. With new gear you may have to have a certified dealer/technician connect it for you. If you do it yourself, there may be a possibility that it could void your warranty. I don't know if this is the case or not but you should definitely check any conditions of your warranty.
Now, if you do decide to do it yourself, I can tell you what we had to do. Yes, we connected our octopus ourselves (as did our friend) and we lived to tell about it.
We just needed an allen wrench and some silicone gel to lubricate the O-rings. It's been a while but I think that is all we used if I remember correctly. It was easy to do and was definitely not rocket science.
Good luck and let us know how it goes. We would love to hear from you.
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