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Seeking a J-Valve Reserve Rod

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by ScoobieDooo, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    Seeking a nice J-Valve Reserve Rod for my rig.

    Also seeking a nice US Divers J-Valves as well.

    Willing to pay top-dollar for both. Must be in very nice condition. Valve must be fuctional and not require rebuilding.

    E-mail me what you may have, pics, and asking price.
     
  2. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    $100

    or you can make your own pull rod out of 3/16" SS rod for <$5
     
  3. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    I tried and it came out crappy-looking...a 'metalsmith' I'm not!

    Sure, it worked - but 'style' is as important as 'functionality.'

    'Nuff said!
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    That's one way, the other is to simply reach back the way most did at the time - no rod.
     
  5. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    Not gonna work with a bad left shoulder such as mine...
     
  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Gee, Walter, I thought I always dove with a rod connected... but then that was the 60's and since I was really there, I may not remember anything correctly. However I do remember a dive or two when the J-valve rod had already been pulled (by kelp?) on a dive and the reserve wasn't there when I needed it.

    Dr. Bill
     
  7. ScoobieDooo

    ScoobieDooo Manta Ray

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    I am seeking 'stock' rods - unless the clones are so good they can pass for original!

    I have found someone whom is willing to make them in qty but I need one sooner than these will be fabricated in qty.
     

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