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I recently installed a pee valve in my drysuit. I love it. I hesitated about diving dry for some time. For the simple reason of needing to relieve myself often. I've been told I have the blader of a five year old.
I have, however recently had an accident, in my drysuit(can I call it that still) I bieleve I had a kink from tube to cath. The back pressure was slightly uncomfortable and wet. Are there experienced pee valvers out there with advice.
So I can totally empathize with your bladder-issue. I've been told the same thing. So if the catheter failed because of a kink, not much you can do. Which brand of valve do you have? I've used both the OMS and Halcyon valves. Here are my experiences with both:
OMS - it required a lot of back pressure but the hose was short, reducing the chance of kinking.
Halcyon - the hose is made of neoprene so it doesnt kink.
Another tid-bit, try using hospital-grade catheters. I've tried them both, and the more durable hospital-grade catheters are made of latex and SUPER sticky. Also, try adding a coating of tincture of benzoine before putting on the catheter. We use it here in the hospital as a protective barrier for skin, and it makes the catheter even more secure. I've only had one fail and it was because I didn't apply it properly.