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New way of securing inflator hose

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by WhiteSands, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. WhiteSands

    WhiteSands DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I've seen videos of people putting a bungee chord under the webbing at the left shoulder D-ring's slider position.

    The bungee loop comes out from the right side of the shoulder slider (diver's perspective when wearing the rig). Think the idea is it clears the inflator hose from the D ring.

    I have 2 questions:
    1) How do you rig the bungee? I've seen people puttint it under the webbing and securing the other end by tying a very big knot. Others I've seen are much cleaner w/o the big knot.

    2) Do you secure just the LP hose in the bungee loop? Or the whole inflator hose?

  2. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
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  3. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Just the LP Hose. As for securing it I tie a knot in each end and then use a running stitch from end to end with good nylon thread. This necessitates taking the harness apart if it's already strung or just sewing it in place. Since I set up all new harnesses I sell this way I always have a couple made up. Then when I run out will sew up a few more while watching tv. Some use zip ties to secure the end but I like to try and eliminate any sharp points that could result from that. Sewing is fast, easy, and if the knots would come undone nothing is going to.happen as a result.

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  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

    The d-ring is held in place by a triglide. The bungie is passed under the loop of harness that is created by passing it up through one slot of the triglide, and back down through the other one. It is tied in a knot (I use a simple reef knot) and you can pull the knot back under the harness, so it's not visible.

    Whether you put the whole assembly through the loop, or just the LP inflator hose, is controversial. I put the whole assembly through, but that does make it possible for the whole thing to come out, which has happened to me once or twice. My husband puts just the inflator hose through, which makes it possible for the bungie to pop the hose off the valve, which has happened a time or two.

    Although I haven't tried it, I'm really liking the approach Deep Sea Supply now uses, which is to put a loop of inner tube on the harness above the d-ring, and run the inflator hose through that. It seems as though it would make it easier to lift the inflator, but still hold it very close to the harness. I think I'll set mine up that way, the next time I have to take it apart. (Of course, that may be a couple of years from now, when all my spare inner tube pieces have finally broken . . . )
  5. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    Not so new, if I understand op correctly, I have been doing the bungee that way for a long time. Basically tight an additional knob so the loop is on the inside of the triglide. So the inflator is a bit away from the d ring.
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    large rubber o-rings or hair ties (and you can get colors too) also work well in a tri-glide, but must be installed by taking the harness apart.
  7. Doppler

    Doppler Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    I had to check the date on this thread after reading the title. I was expecting sometime around 1990 or 91.
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  8. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

    Everything is new to somebody once . . . Be kind.
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  9. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Santa Monica Bay/Los Angeles California, USA
    No . . .much more practical "in-the-field/on-the-boat & at sea" experience info here:

    Get 1/8 or 5/32 inch size shock cord bungee (which you should always have in a save-a-dive kit) - cut off a 4 inch length.

    Tie it around the harness shoulder strap ABOVE the left D-ring & tri-glide (i.e. don't bother threading it through the tri-glide/harness loop as described above -that's old school) --use an overhand knot loop to secure, make it as snug or loose as desired and cinch the knot tight. Cut the excess and flame singe the ends with a butane lighter.

    This is an easy simple solution, can be done in a pinch pre-dive without undoing BP/W harness threading and tri-glide D-ring assembly; shock cord more durable than thin rubber bike inner tube in securing inflator hose and back-up lights as well.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  10. WhiteSands

    WhiteSands DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I don't know how to copy youtube links on iphone after they updated the app, but if you search "UTD Equipment Backplates" you should find one of AG in a light greenish T shirt showing how to setup a BP.

    You can see the setup in the video.

    ---------- Post added October 1st, 2013 at 07:08 AM ----------

    LOL...sounds like I just crawled out of a cave. Didn't know its been around that long. :D

    ---------- Post added October 1st, 2013 at 07:09 AM ----------

    Thanks Lynne. Excellent info as always.
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