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Aeris Atmos 2 mount

Discussion in 'Deep Sea Supply' started by FWADIVER, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Run it under some hot tap water.

    Getting the instrument out is easier than putting it in.

    ~Once a year is just often enough to forget how you did it the last time. :wink:

    Tobin
     
  2. FWADIVER

    FWADIVER Barracuda

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    Yes has to be removed to replace the battery, the trick was (posting it here means i can look it up later) the two watch band pin retainers are asymmetrical, stick the larger side in first, then use a screwdriver to pry the lip of the boot over the smaller side, after that its just a matter of working it down into the boot, and using the pliers to pull the lip back up every time it folds back under itself. I will try and take/post a picture, likely wont happen until the weekend as I am pretty busy between work and family shindigs until Saturday afternoon.
     
  3. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I do not recommend using any tools to install any of our instruments, doing so risks damage to the mount and or instrument.

    Tobin
     
  4. Ramsy

    Ramsy DIR Practitioner

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  5. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I just took the Oceanic VT Pro (same form factor instrument apparently as a Atmos2) and removed the instrument in about 20 seconds with my bare hands.

    After running the mount under hot tap water for ~1 minute I reinstalled the instrument in about 45 seconds with my bare hands.

    It's really not a big deal, no tools required.

    Tobin
     
  6. UnderSeaBumbleBee

    UnderSeaBumbleBee Solo Diver

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    OK we know you have massively strong Hulk hands, but some of us are weak! :idk:

    When I removed my buddy's Atmos2 from the console and put it in an Atmos2 wrist mount made by Aeries. I had to resort to using a little screw driver to lift up where it kept folding in on itself. Mind you it was not the DSS boot. I agree that using tools could very easily damage the boot.
     
  7. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Sorry for the delay, I had a few more NYC phone books to tear in half before I could respond. :wink:

    It's really not about hand strength. Part of my advantage is I've done it before (dozens of times will developing some of these mounts) and I have a pretty good idea of the limits of the materials, i.e. I know when I'm getting close to damaging the mounts.

    Having said that, hot tap water is your friend and gentle persistent effort is all that is required.

    Tobin
     
  8. jmish

    jmish Divemaster

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    Reheating this old thread. Tobin, I have a VT3 that has no plan to come out of the original boot. Tried hot water 3 times, and nearly ripped my fingernails out. Do you start with the lip end or one of the other sides? Is it more of a push from the back, or pulling down on the boot? Any more detailed help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  9. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    DSS produces the replacement mounts, not the OEM mount. It's quite possible we have never seen some of the OM mounts, there can be many variations. Aeris / Oceanic should be the source for info on the Aeris / Oceanic products.

    Having said that cutting off the old mount is always an option.

    Tobin
     
  10. gismonkey

    gismonkey Marine Scientist

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    That's how I got my VT4 out of its mount. I was having a heck of a time, and realized that I'm never going back to the horrible stock mount, so just gently slid my emt shears in the edge and cut away. I did scratch the fancy chrome on my computer, but it's minor compared to the usual wear and tear.
     

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