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Rigadog
09-17-2009, 08:45 PM
Any of you still dive the old double hose regulators?




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Rigadog
09-17-2009, 08:48 PM
Anyone have any they'd like to sell? I want to get a couple to tinker with.

Michael s/v Sannyasin
09-18-2009, 07:46 AM
I thought most of the new rebreather setups used them...

Andrew Craig-Bennett
09-18-2009, 09:33 AM
Gas bottle regulator and a drill no good for what you have in mind?

chasbartlett
09-18-2009, 11:59 AM
Ingersol rand air driven screwdrivers work great under water off the low pressure port.....screw things to someone's wooden hull just fine....

PatCox
09-18-2009, 12:09 PM
You could make a nice propulsion system if you put a propeller on the screwdriver.

Someone marketed something like this in the 80s, but to increase efficiency, set it up so that you breathe the air after it goes through the propulsion motor, had to make the motor with safe, non-oil lubricated parts so people wouldn't be breathing nasties, claimed it had almost no impact on dive time.

PatCox
09-18-2009, 12:09 PM
I have used the old regulators, single stage, its not that they suck, its that they make you suck.

Captain Blight
09-18-2009, 03:01 PM
Ingersol rand air driven screwdrivers work great under water off the low pressure port.....screw things to someone's wooden hull just fine....That is a very good thing to know. How long can you run one off a SCUBA bottle?

Willin'
09-20-2009, 01:48 PM
We trained on the 2 hosers when I went through Navy scuba school in the early 70's. I think my chest diameter increased about 2 inches in the month we were using them. Not an easy breather when your lungs are deeper than the reg.

At my age, I'm happy to have the second stage in front of my head rather than behind it.

Rigadog
09-21-2009, 07:07 AM
My certification was with one and I really liked it. The bubbles exiting behind the head was sort of zen compared to the single hose. What about the two-stage double hose like the Aqua Masters, do they breath well?