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Nice new Scribble travel kit

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by Pat.D, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, this is normal when the system pressurizes. Only abnormal if extreme or gas leaking.

    Cheers,
    Landon
     
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  2. Pat.D

    Pat.D Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    Awesome, thanks for the quick info! :thumb:

    Pat
     
  3. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
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    Just to elaborate on Landon's reassuring (and quick!) reply, yes, it's completely normal. That's the result of the valve closing, the diaphragm lifting, and the transmitter piston for the sealed environmental chamber popping up a fraction of an inch.

    Two things to watch, to reassure yourself that all remains normal:
    1) when the reg is depressurized, the silicone disc (the secondary environmental diaphragm) should feel concave. If it bulges a tad when depressurized, and bulges a lot when pressurized, it's time to unscrew the environmental cap (with the reg pressurized) and reinstall the silicone disc flat against the transmitting piston, then screw the environmental cap (ring) back down;
    Then before you go diving...
    2) confirm after pressurization (in the sink or just before descent) that there are no bubbles coming from the environmental chamber.

    If both of those are okay, and the IP is stable with no creep, you know your reg is good to go!

    IP? What's Intermediate Pressure? What's creep?
    See @couv 's Regulator Inspection and Checklist (Rev-8)
    The IP for the Scribble should be 135psi @ 3000 tank pressure. Allowable custom IP's are anywhere from 125-145 psi.

    Dive safe!
     
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  4. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Hose lengths?
    My fav's are 18-22" on a necklace right under my chin, and 40"/48"/60" with a 90° connector routing down and under my arm, that makes for
    a) zero pull looking left or right, and
    b) extra length to put between you and your OOA instabuddy, and
    c) a 90° fitting that, in addition to no tugging with head turns, also means that you don't deliver your primary to him/her upside down.

    Yeah, you can have a 7' cave hose with a loop around your neck, but for rec diving, I'm perfectly happy with 40".
     
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  5. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    I appreciate that. I would prefer a single dedicated bc line for the reasons mentioned. I think I can work with 26”. I’m still renting bcd’s And typically use a m/l sizes.
     
  6. NIS1169

    NIS1169 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Yokosuka, Japan
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    Couldn't have said it better myself! :D

    Oh, come'on! You Canadians are a hardy bunch! I bet all your boys would go for the "Ice Diving Merit Badge" in a heart beat if given the chance! :p

    Let me know how it goes in the pool! I'd love to hear what the boys thought of the experience.
     
  7. NIS1169

    NIS1169 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Yokosuka, Japan
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    I can't remember the standard length of a BCD corrugated hose and what length of inflator hose it takes, but 26" sounds about right. I bet if you go to your LDS and ask them to do a mock up there in the store, they'd let you. Just bring in your regs, watch them drool over the Deep6 greatness :wink:, and take a tape measure to see the length you need from the 1st stage to the BCD inflator connector - be sure to lift up on the shoulder straps (like it's on) to get a good measurement.
     
  8. kmarks

    kmarks Divemaster

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    What's the reason that you wouldn't use the Scribble for cold water? As long as you can make them all fit, four LP ports gives you enough hoses for 2 seconds, a BC inflator, and a dry suit inflator. I don't have a dry suit, but I do dive cold water (upper 40s and 50s) in my 7 mm suit. Since this is an environmentally sealed membrane first stage, it'll be fine with low water temperatures. I even specifically asked about using it in the Great Lakes, just to be sure.
     
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  9. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    What length is your primary hose(blue) and bcd hose?
     
  10. Pat.D

    Pat.D Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    Yeah, this Canadian doesn't like cold water at all... :) I get enough being soaking wet down to my socks in 20 below temps at work. For me diving is really a nice pleasant warm relaxing experience (in the caribbean!) to forget about work.

    Will do!

    Oh I'm sure it's more than adequate! The main reason would be that if I ever (go crazy and) decide to dive cold water, it would be local (no need for small travel size) and I'd want a din setup.

    High Pressure SPG hose: 30"
    Blue primary: 30"
    Yellow second: 40"
    BCD quick disconnect inflator: 26"


    Well folks I just returned from the pool where I tested out the new gear. The Scribble primary and one of my blue seconds breathed really nicely! No freeflowing, smooth effortless breathing in almost all positions (except when facing up laying at the bottom of the pool which like most regs caused a small resistance) and I found it really comfortable under water.

    The other blue second on the other hand had a small issue... it breathed wet and I got a few mouthfuls of water from it. I suspected either the exhaust valve or diaphragm as on land I could suck some air in with the hose connection covered. So I removed the exhaust cover and the valve looked good, clean and well seated. I then unscrewed the diaphragm cover, I removed, inspected, cleaned and re-seated the diaphragm and voila! Problem solved! It breathed perfectly after that.

    I'm guessing the diaphragm may not have been seated properly but it was an easy pool-side fix. And thanks to the parts kit included, had the diaphragm been damaged I could have just changed it on the spot and continued diving.

    Overall I am *very* satisfied with this set. Light, comfortable, breathes well... seriously it would still be a great deal at twice the price!

    Pat
     
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