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Stage/deco/BO reg with inline shutoff

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by stuartv, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. flymolo

    flymolo DIR Practitioner

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    I don't. My thinking is between the bov which is plumbed into the left post by way of the qc6, and the long hose running off the right post, I shouldn't lose access to my BO gas should I need to shutdown a valve on one side or the other. In the SM configuration I keep a reg on a necklace for the left tank, and I have a reg on a long hose clipped off to my d-ring for the right one, should I need to donate gas. When I first tried it I remember thinking it felt like there were a lot of second stages, but it's no big deal..

    However, I'm somewhat inclined to just leave the necklace on my left post regulator all the time since I still dive OC a fair bit - it would prevent me from having to switch hoses around and I could take the opv off that regulator.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm with @rddvet . Or I'd say Mrs. RDdvet, but she's scary and we all know he's her husband, not the other way around...

    anyway, I am exceptionally lazy when it comes to regulator configurations. I have a standard doubles setup that has a 40" hose with a QC6 coming off of the right post. When diving OC it just gets tucked into the waist belt. I'm tempted to try to sort it out where it replaces the drysuit hose, but since I have a sidemount CCR, the QC6 gets weird. Much easier to have it cross my chest. Either way, I'd leave the second stages on there.
     
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  3. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I like this solution :)
     
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  4. wmperry

    wmperry DIR Practitioner

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    What, you don't trust a two-time felon dumb enough to caught?
     
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  5. Tracy

    Tracy Dive Charter

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    I’m sure it was just a misunderstanding.
     
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  6. Tassi Devil Diver

    Tassi Devil Diver Rebreather Pilot

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    I have shut offs on all bailout tanks other than bottom bailout. I also have shut offs on staged bailouts on the shot line/ deco station. The reason being I find the pressurised and off does not work, inevitability the regs become depressurised and get water in them. Should I bailout my gas switching procedure will ensure the inline shutoff is turned on as I switch to shallower bailouts.
     

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