• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Securing A Rebreather In A Vehicle

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by AdamSa, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    877
    653
    93
    Is laying it down that big a deal? I just lay mine down amongst the tanks and the tanks keep them from moving. I'm almost always driving 2 rebreathers around
     
    AdamSa likes this.
  2. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    6,359
    6,015
    113
    A well packed scrubber should make this not much of a problem, but I have always been concerned about doing that on the way to the dive site. I worried about potentially promoting channeling, especially with an axial scrubber (a long bumpy drive could possibly cause the sorb to settle more, leaving a gap along the wall). Of course, the reverse would be the case with a rEvo which has the scrubbers at 90 degrees to "conventional".

    It sounds like the OP was more concerned about the ride home, if there was undrained water in the can. Of course, you have just spent a few hours with the rebreather in the same orientation, so if you had significantly flooded the loop this probably would have been an issue with the head sooner.
     
    AdamSa likes this.
  3. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    7,551
    6,180
    113
    Strapped upright in the bed of my truck with a ratchet strap.
     
  4. Doby45

    Doby45 Do I have something in my teeth?

    1,831
    1,069
    113
    Yeah, but it is an RB80 which is basically as hard to tear up as chunk of fire wood in the back of a truck.

    RB80.JPG
     
  5. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
    9,172
    3,121
    113
    And requires a forklift to load into the truck
     
  6. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    7,551
    6,180
    113
    Its a feature, not a bug...
     
    Doby45 likes this.
  7. Valyngar

    Valyngar Nassau Grouper

    96
    27
    18
    Also good tip is to have hard wood board under jj to stabilize it. Then it doesn't move around so much
     
    AdamSa likes this.
  8. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario Canada
    802
    548
    93
    Adam...

    I had two 1 1/2'' ratcheting tie-down straps with vinyl covered hooks on each end...

    Poly-tarp a portion of your back seat...

    One hook from each strap on either side harness ''D'' ring...each strap over the top of the rear seat...attach opposite end strap hooks the ''child restraint'' tether lug(s) on rear of seat...snug up the ratchets...

    If your rebreather is accumulating water between dives...you may want to tighten up your pre-dive checklist and pre-dive procedure protocols...other than slight condensation moisture...and a little spittle...you have a leak that needs to be addressed...

    W.W...
     
    AdamSa and rjack321 like this.
  9. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    6,359
    6,015
    113
    ^ Important
     
    AdamSa and rjack321 like this.
  10. AdamSa

    AdamSa Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Malta
    16
    4
    3
    Exactly this. I have never found more than a few ml of water in the can, i’m just very new to this and Wanted to be sure i’m doing the right thing!

    To be honest i did not give the scrubber packing much thought, however, after a very bumpy ride and 2 ferry rides in relatively rough seas, the scrubber nut only turned a further quarter turn, so I should be alright.
     

Share This Page