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Failure of back-plate single tank adapter (Bolts)

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by apivonka, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. apivonka

    apivonka Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Tampa, Fl
    I'm all for doing the buddy check, yet
    No, I'm not checking my buddies Nutz.....

  2. apivonka

    apivonka Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Tampa, Fl
  3. foob

    foob Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    It's more likely the nuts loosened and fell off than another failure like the bolt breaking off. Look into lock washer, nylock nuts, or checking every dive.

    I don't use an sta so cambands go through plate so don't have same issue.
  4. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    Do you have a pad covering your backplate? Maybe consider ditching the pad, so you can simple see if nuts are loose or missing?

    And no, the bolts are extremely unlikely to break. Songle AL80 is so light weight compared to what the bolts can hold. Just imagine people put on double LP118 with the same diameter bolts.
  5. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
    I don't have a problem with the buddy checking them, but I don't want anyone twisting them.

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