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Rinsing regulators

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by pilot fish, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Channel Cat

    Channel Cat Guest

    Sure will be glad when Pilot Fish gets his 1000 posts so he'll stop stretching out the inane threads he starts.
  2. pilot fish

    pilot fish Giant Squid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, NC, fomerly NYC all my life
    This poster just joined today, has one post and this is it? No dive info, no gender, nothing, just this post wondering about me and the validity of this thread? Interesting. snif snif, something fishy here. :eyebrow:
  3. jonnythan

    jonnythan Knight Scublar ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY

    You're famous.

    [Though it's not applicable here, every time I hear this line I hear Tom Petty saying "No, man, you're famous!" even though I don't think he said that..]

    [Famous sounds really funny when you say it enough.]
  4. TexasDave

    TexasDave Guest

    Okay, if you think the tank is bad. You need to look at a culture of your mouth. The bacteria is unreal.Then think about who you may have kissed lately. The stuff learned in nursing school many years ago that I remember. Ugh! Never mind what has grown on your mouthpiece between dives. Don't think that just because you washed it with soap that its clean. On a more positive note a 1:10 dilution of clorox and H2O: soak for 10 minutes then rinse will kill of lot of nasty stuff.

    Sincerely Texasdave
  5. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
    not to mention killing a few thousand tastebuds in the the process

  6. scubapro50

    scubapro50 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Arthur Texas
    the rinse tank on most dive boats are reserved for photo gear only .... they have a limited supply of fresh water and don't want the divers waisting it. (Liveaboards can be an exception) I've seen some really bad rinse tanks on docks (Mexico) that look like they would do more damage than the saltwater. If a water hose is there it's a good to use it but I generaly will take my stuff back to the hotel and soak it in the tub. The bathroom sink is also a great place to let you regulator soak overnight.
  7. pilot fish

    pilot fish Giant Squid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, NC, fomerly NYC all my life
    Hotel bathtub? That's cleaner than the rinse tank? IDONTTHINKSO. What do thousands of people do in those bathtubs, per year? Washing their what? YUCK!! Do you really think they put clorox in those tubs? Of the two, rinse tank please, unless, of course, you see some diver scrubbing his booty in there.
  8. wstein

    wstein Orca

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    So where do you recommend we wash our regs, since the rinse tanks is nasty and the bathtub is nasty?
  9. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

    Wellllll, I would say it's not so much the water as the fact that the glass you drank it from was probably rinsed in "rinse tank" quality water just before you drank from it. Actually I would rather drink well water (and I do) from many rural 3rd world countries than the chlorinated, chemical laden water in many US cities.
  10. hawk2

    hawk2 Angel Fish

    omg pilot are u one of those ppl who open doors with napkins on their hands, constantly clean their house? man as that guy said go to the mountain and stop diving, or better yet dont move the germs might get u....

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