Couple of things there that are completely wrong:If you've got a good IP gauge, then there's only a couple of other bits you need.
A C Spanner or two, available from your local hardware store, and a spent CO2 cartridge to put into a first stage port so you can clamp it into a vice.
Then you just need a cheap ultrasonic cleaner, or some biox and a microwave.
Sorry, confused C spanner with pin spanner. I got mine for free, so never had to go searching. There's loads of them online, and pin spanners aren't the hardest thing in the world to find - I've seen them for sale at proper tool shops. Not B&Q.Couple of things there that are completely wrong:
1. C spanner won't work you need a 40mm pin spanner. Like rocking horse poo. Your local tool place will have a massive pallet of C spanners but no pin spanners at all.
2. Do not put brass into a microwave unless you want a "Brainiac" style event.
BIOX - Bio degradeable cleaning fluid, quite often used by dive shops for O2 cleaningWhat's biox and what do you use the microwave for? Oh and does the CO2 cartridge thing actually work?
I seem to recall that 50/50 white vinegar and water is in the Apeks service manual as a recommended cleaning solution. I would have to check to make sure.Wouldn't diluted vinegar and the ultrasonic bath be enough to clean all the bits? Or does the BIOX do a better job?
Yep, read it in the manual yesterday. Works well on chromed brass and stainless. Used it on a crappy poseidon 1st stage and it came out looking like new, even the dive shop was impressed!I seem to recall that 50/50 white vinegar and water is in the Apeks service manual as a recommended cleaning solution. I would have to check to make sure.
Yep...and homebrew shops sell it tooI tend to use powdered citric acid from the chemists, you don't get that nasty vinegar taste from everything if you don't wash it off properly.
You do get funny looks when you buy it though, the druggies use it for cleaning needles or something like that.......