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Normal for wing to take in cup of water every dive?

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by foob, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

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    Only had experience with DSS wings. But compared to them and other divers' wings, I have to drain after every dive. If not, sounds like a waterfall underwater every time I shift heh.

    Other than that. Great wing.
     
  2. Tribal

    Tribal Nassau Grouper

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    Are you sure u use the pull valves correct? If there is no air to exit, water will enter.
     
  3. Pao

    Pao Manta Ray

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    It can happen if you are pulling the dump valve even if the wing is already empty. It is usually a sign that you need a smidge more weight, especially if you are struggling to hold your stop at the end of the dive.
     
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  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Any time one let's air out a wing or bcd there is a tendency for water to enter. Just drain and rinse if it is salt or chlorinated water.

    -Z
     
  5. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

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    Sometimes I pull it while shifting to a right position and it bubbles after but not at the exact moment of depress. If that's what you mean. I can see how water would enter.
     
  6. foob

    foob Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks all good not a big deal just curious.
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Just make sure to flush it out if you are diving in saltwater. The water can eventually evaporate, leaving the salt behind. The crystals can actually cut the air cell.

    I just recently picked up a used wing from a ocean diver. Thing sounded like it had marbles in it.. Good gosh folks, rinse/flush your air cells!
     
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  8. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A cup of water does not sound normal to me, but like others above have said you may be adding the water based on how or when you bump. Just position yourself so that air is at the point that is being dumped. This point will at that time be the highest point of the bladder as the air will rise there. I’ve for instance seen people pressing the purge with the hose much lower than the bc.
    I pretty much never see a drop of water exit my bc after a dive, but alway wash it out anyway.
     
  9. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    My BCD (not a wing but I don't think it matters) did this, and then I found a hole in the corrugated hose.
     
  10. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Leaks, malfunctions, etc. can easily be a cause, but...
    every time you raise an inflator hose with the exhaust button pressed but there is no air to come out, at least a little water is let into the hose to drain back into the bladder. The more you try to let out air that doesn't exist, the more water will build up. Failure to lift the hose high enough may also allow some water into the hose, which may or may not find its way back into the bladder depending on your next move.

    When I see divers struggling with buoyancy and their inflator hose, I know that there is going to be a fair amount of water to drain from the BCD.
     
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