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free flowing regs.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by hawk2, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. hawk2

    hawk2 Angel Fish

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    I hope this isnt a stupid question but is there anyway to fix a free flowing reg once it starts? just hit it a few times? lol.
     
  2. eod

    eod Nassau Grouper

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    It depends. Turn the mouthpiece down could stop it. Put your hand in front of the mouth piece could stop it. But if it is frozen you have to turn off the air.
     
  3. Snowbear

    Snowbear NOK ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep - unless it's free-flowing from an iced up first stage, putting your hand or thumb over the mouthpiece as if you're trying to block the air flow should stop it. If it's a frozen first stage, you'll need to shut off the tank until it thaws out.
     
  4. hawk2

    hawk2 Angel Fish

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  5. Lead_carrier

    Lead_carrier Instructor, Scuba

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    Just to point out the obvious. Make sure you have another air supply before you shut the air off. We all do things that we know we know shouldn't, but we just can't stop ourselves.
     
  6. hawk2

    hawk2 Angel Fish

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    lol i would hope i dont turn it off before i have an alternate air source
     

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