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Starting down the DH rabbit hole

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by James79, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  2. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

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    Well, of course! You should have been here yesterday. Schooling great white whale hammerhead sharks! (I bet their shipping is higher)
     
  3. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

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    They have the swivel for about the same price so you could probably save on shipping too.
     
  4. James79

    James79 Regular of the Pub

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    and thanks to all you enablers, by better half is going to be seriously displeased when she looks at the credit card bill! Between VDH and Piranha, my card might spontaneously combust!
     
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  5. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Florida
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    I'm in the same boat. My orders were placed to VDH, Scuba musuem, and tools from Herman.

    But it keeps me out of the bars...

    Have fun.
     
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  6. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

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    It`s been a while since I looked at my double hose and I was mistaken. The splitter does not have an o-ring where it goes into the hookah port. I made it air tight with Teflon tape. I think that's OK because it only has to hold against app. 125 PSI. You may be able to put one in there but it would have to be a thin one. My o-ring supply is limited.
    However, sometimes the frustration is almost enough to drive you to a bar!
     
  7. Khrissi

    Khrissi Nassau Grouper

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    Baffling- but am glad yr havin a good time k
     
  8. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    That hookah port is supposed to seal metal-against-metal. There should be no need for the Teflon tape. It's based on the same design as the USD twin manifold, which also is metal-on-metal (brass) for the center section seals.

    SeaRat
     
  9. James79

    James79 Regular of the Pub

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    Sounds like when mine gets here, I'll be tinkering to see what the best "improper" arrangement is! Depending on where the passages are drilled i. The splitter, a compression sleeve out of home depot's scuba aisle may work.
     
  10. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

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    I used the Teflon tape because....why not! The original plug has a truncated metal cone inside that fits into a flared fitting on the body so I figured I`d error on the safe side. The splitter just kind of butts up against the body. Don`t think it`ll hurt any thing. As long as nothing tears loose and clogs up the octo or inflator hoses.
     
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