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I have a DSS Torus 26 wing (love it!), and I just checked it over last night for our upcoming trip to Bonaire. The inflator button is very slightly sticky (offers a bit of resistance that I have to push through when I push down on it).
Is this a problem? It's not difficult to depress the button, but I want to make sure it's safe to use before leaving.
I have Tobin's inflator service tool but haven't used it yet:
I always flush the inflator and wing after diving, store properly, etc.
I don't have a tank handy to test how it works under pressure.
already said but definitely take it apart and fix it. I did with one once and had no idea how but managed it ok. it had some crusty dust on the parts and I flushed it with fresh water and it was all good. I used the household zip ties, as long as they do not have a metal tooth they will work. I am also going to Bonaire in a week see you there.
I used the household zip ties, as long as they do not have a metal tooth they will work.
Most inflator service can be performed without removing the inflator from the corrugated hose. If you must remove the inflator we recommend using only good quality zipties with a stainless steel retention tang. The common all plastic ties can and do commonly fail. The correct ties are expensive and often hard to find. Commercial electrical wholesalers usually have them.
Originally Posted by SailNaked
I am also going to Bonaire in a week see you there.