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Stream of champagne bubbles from first stage

Discussion in 'Edge Gear' started by billt4sf, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    For the last four or five dives, my wife has had a small stream of champagne bubbles coming from the bottom of her first stage (the bottom of the cylinder, there's a kind of depressed portion and a seam there -- the bubbles seem to be coming out of that seam). The rate seems to be constant whether she is breathing or not; and it is very small -- unnoticeable unless you look pretty carefully. It's a HOG reg about 50 dives and 1.5 years old.

    Here is a pic with the bottom end up.

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    If we were in the States we'd take it to our local DS and have it looked at, but we live in Bali now and we're on a dive trip in N. Sulawesi. We can have it looked at in Bali, but in the meantime do we need to worry?

    Thanks,

    Bill & Emily
     
  2. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Loggerhead Turtle

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    Why post this in two locations?
     
  3. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ Solo Diver

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    Mine just started to do the same thing except mine also inflated the environmental seal until it bulged out over a half inch. It means time for a rebuild. Note if I could just find a class near me.
     
  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    There was a recent thread about a batch of HOG diaphragms being bad, this may well be the problem. Here is the thread...but it could also just be the diaphragm retainer lose.
    Hog D2 Environmental Seal Burst
     
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