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P valve & condom catheter 101

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by DaleC, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. laughingsquid

    laughingsquid Instructor, Scuba

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    Not sure if you meant "yes" to the "dense " part or yes to the latter half of my inquiry, If it's the last part, thanks! If it's the "dense" part... my wife has often said I am sometimes dense! not sure why .....:D
     
  2. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

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    i was strictly answering the questions - no comments at all about denseness, especially pertaining to p-valves. they seem so mysterious at first, and i'm still learning things 2 years later...
     
  3. laughingsquid

    laughingsquid Instructor, Scuba

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    So true! Anyway, have a phenomenal day! Thanks!
     
  4. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    Hey, 10 years ago this thread wouldn't be in the Basic Scuba Discussions Forum.

    What am I saying, five years ago it wouldn't have been here. :eyebrow:

    We've come a long way....
     
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  5. endo6306

    endo6306 Angel Fish

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    Very good thread on cath├ęters...much wanted info that I couldn't find anywhere else. Thank you
     
  6. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    And just to say, the silicone seal on the pee valve lasted longer than the drysuit did.
     
  7. Texasguy

    Texasguy Solo Diver

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    For disinfection I think hydrogen peroxide should do the trick, it eats anything organic, shouldn't damage any internals of a valve. Take a mouthful and blow through the tubing. What do you think?
     
  8. laughingsquid

    laughingsquid Instructor, Scuba

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    Rubbing alcohol is cleaner and is better for disinfecting than peroxide. I use a syringe to flush the alcohol through. Not TOO sure I'd want blow the tube with a mouthful of anything, but, hey, you only live once, then you dive again!
     
  9. endo6306

    endo6306 Angel Fish

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    Trying to troubleshoot my P-valve. The valve was already installed on my dry suit when I purchased it from a fellow diver. There's some flow ( testing with air pressure ) but there seems to be quite a bit of resistance to outward flow. Is this normal or is the valve defective. The diver whom I purchased the dry suit from says that he never used the valve.
     
  10. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    Make sure the valve is fully open and there are no kinks. To open valve turn it counter clockwise
     

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