How hard is it to switch over from a yoke to a din? What's involved? Thanks
It is easy if you have the right tools. You need a wrench that fits inside the yolk to unscrew the yolk and a hex wrench to screw in the DIN.
You need a special wrench or some ingenuity to get the yoke off. Installing the DIN adapter is easy after that. Bear in mind that you life is on the line under water. You could seize this opportunity to have your annual regulator service progessionally performed and I dont think they would charge any extra for the swap.
There are two questions here. The first is mechanical... No, it is easy with the right sized wrench and a vise (use wood or pad your vise in some way so as to not damage the finish on your regulator). The second is usage... A DIN fitting is common in technical diving. But there are many resorts and destination dive centers that you may find it difficult to get tanks without Yoke fittings.
Was as 1,2,3 any bady could do it.
oh yea, and its a true conversion too . not a adapter type
easy ,easy ,easy it just unscrews . unscrew large nut in the yoke and out it comes , then screw in conversion . I do it on dive sites all the time
First you need to clamp the first stage while protecting it from damage from the jaws of the vise. Next you find the metric wrench that fits the yoke, metric I believe 17, 19mm. Turn counterclockwise applying a little force to get it to loosen. Once removed, take the plastic spacer and place it on the DIN connector. Make sure you have the sintered filter and o-ring installed on the small end of the din connector and install on the first stage. Applying a bit of force to achieve an acceptable amount of torque and you are done.
If I remember correctly I had to completely unscrew the pressure screw for the yoke and remove the port screw/retainer with an Allen wrench. Once the yoke is removed I do remember all it was from there was a visual inspection for corrosion or debris and threading the din adapter in and tightening down with an Allen wrench. It was a long time ago but I remember it was ridiculously easy.