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Marky Mark
30-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Keeping it simple:)

Kiss183
31-12-2012, 07:17 AM
CK183

When I did my MOD1... Simon said there was no such thing as a standard KISS... :) What mods have you done...?

Marky Mark
31-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Well, it came with the god awful VR3 style handset, I replaced that with a Shearwater Pursuit and fitted a Shearwater HUD too (bought that off of some kind chap, cant remember his name now, was it Mark Chase???).
I had a Northern Diver Sea Eagle wing which I use, definately not the best wing to use, but it was cheap. I have a stand which lifts it up about 150mm and tips it back about 10degrees so it doesn't tip over. I use standard 3l cylinders. BOV and MAV are standard. Narked at 90 Molex cells. It is a great unit.

MyM

Kiss183
31-12-2012, 09:40 AM
After a long search I found a Portland Oceaneering Stainless Counterlung case and imported it from Australia... :) That was the start ... and I've not stopped. I'd just like to swap the lumpy ADV.

Marky Mark
31-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Risking all, I'm going to say I've never had problems with my ADV, except for a perished diaphragm, which was replaced with a bit of motorbike inner tube. I did like the look of that puck replacement, but it looks like they aren't available anymore (but tbh, I haven't looked too hard).

Kiss183
31-12-2012, 09:55 AM
I've had a few problems with the ADV stem.... gas leaking past. I've polished the face and replaced the stem but I still get it on occasion... The diaphragm bit is OK ish... but could do with being a bit heavier. The best mod I've done is a rEvo triple block with orifice..... Its a magic bit of kit.

Janos
31-12-2012, 10:11 AM
I used to have CK#211.

Mods I made to mine were a replacement SS CL case (brilliant). It stopped the corrosion dead and meant I could take a lot of weight off my belt. I also had the Shearwater GF and later Pursuit / HUD. Again brilliant. I had cooper hoses, which didn't make too much difference. And I also changed the paragon reg to the Aqualung micra. But apart from that I made relatively few changes.

Janos

Marky Mark
31-12-2012, 10:20 AM
I have the Mares Proton reg which is OK ish, it worked on a bail out at 67m. A buddy in my club has modified his BOV to take an Extreme.

Kiss183
31-12-2012, 10:33 AM
I dive with a group of 6 other CK divers at Stoney as often as we can get together... one of the guys has the Poseidon Mk6 BOV with the built in ADV and likes it lots... Had hose adaptors made up for it by Martin@Tecme.de

Marky Mark
31-12-2012, 10:38 AM
In 15 years of diving I've never been to Stoney. There's three Classics in our club (was four) and a couple of Sports.

Kiss183
31-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Needs must :) Northampton is 2 1/2 hours from the sea which ever direction you travel in... :(

Marky Mark
31-12-2012, 10:53 AM
Jeez, that's some drive back.

Major Clanger
31-12-2012, 04:24 PM
Similar travel time for me to sea. Used to be a dice with death coming back from a day on OC. Fresh as a daisy after a day on ccr.

Simon TW
01-01-2013, 09:32 AM
CK183

When I did my MOD1... Simon said there was no such thing as a standard KISS... :) What mods have you done...?

Was I wrong?

Kiss183
01-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Was I wrong?

Nope... :) You're always right...

Digger180
12-04-2013, 10:01 AM
I own #130 and 227 (don't ask) 130 will be for sale once I get round to advertising. My small list of mods include,

Hardwired shearwater predator and HUD
Puk adv
Revo 3 gas mav
Stainless counter lung case
Miflex hoses
Cooper hoses and gg shrimp bov
And DIY stand but I'm planning to make a new one just not designed it yet.

What wings are you all using I find the elbow for inflator hose on mine it bent against the manifold and another I tried was bent against the case

Marky Mark
12-04-2013, 11:18 AM
I have a really cr@ppy Northern Diver Sea Eagle wing, I bought cheap during my open circuit days and just transfered it over. Never had any problems in 6years of using it.

MyM

deepunderground
12-04-2013, 11:56 AM
I have number 486 or 468 I think...

Use a stainless case in uk waters
Standard ali when abroad

(Thinking of casting a piece of lead the same size as the spine, could get away with slightly wider for more weight then drill the correct holes)

I have a shut off on the 02 side before the kiss valve, although it adds a few o rings I like to check my 02 reg is seated properly and I have no 02 leaks. Standard over the shoulder gauge on the 02 side.

I have removed the manifold and now the dil reg has only a OPV, a feed to adv, a feed to the wing and a button gauge.

My bov is the standard mares one, has a hose that goes behind my neck and pokes out just past my left shoulder d ring, I connect this with a large bore cejn to my bailout

My adv used to be a bit hit and miss so I cut an extra square of rubber to space it inwards a small amount and now its has been working perfectly ever since... Easy to trigger but won't go on its own. Still fine and I usually hold a negative test for hours...

I have 2 x 4L lungs..

The shorter 17 hoses

Have started using some cut to fit scrim from ap valves in the top of the scrubber to cut down on dust.

Until recently I have been using standard dive lime sofnolime but have recently switched to the larger round ball type, very low wob. And have been using it for same amount of time as usual without any problems so will continue to use it.

I use a divetite plate as its very flat and keeps the) as close to my back as possible unlike my old very deeply V'ed plate from twinset days

Have a dual kidney with shearwater hud and predator attached

Think that about covers my setup

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Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 12:19 PM
I own #130 and 227 (don't ask) 130 will be for sale once I get round to advertising. My small list of mods include,

Hardwired shearwater predator and HUD
Puk adv
Revo 3 gas mav
Stainless counter lung case
Miflex hoses
Cooper hoses and gg shrimp bov
And DIY stand but I'm planning to make a new one just not designed it yet.

What wings are you all using I find the elbow for inflator hose on mine it bent against the manifold and another I tried was bent against the case

KISS #066

Fischer connector fitted for inline PP02 measurement and deco - currently using a pursuit, but waiting for the upgrade to petrel
rEvo Dream HUD (:blush: sorry Paul :hi:)
Cooper Hoses
Narked Stand
Shipwreck Explorers Puck ADV
Tecme spring (16bar IP)
Tecme Orifice balanced to 0.75L O2 per min.
Std paragon BOV but thinking about the Oceanic Omega adaption (the new omega is very pretty)
Bigger counterlungs (6L and 4L) the 6L will be getting a dump as per the JJ's counterlungs
QC6 offboard to manifold to run ADV, Bov and wing inflate from either inboard and offboard

Some other bits and pieces

B

deepunderground
12-04-2013, 01:20 PM
KISS #066

Fischer connector fitted for inline PP02 measurement and deco - currently using a pursuit, but waiting for the upgrade to petrel
rEvo Dream HUD (:blush: sorry Paul :hi:)
Cooper Hoses
Narked Stand
Shipwreck Explorers Puck ADV
Tecme spring (16bar IP)
Tecme Orifice balanced to 0.75L O2 per min.
Std paragon BOV but thinking about the Oceanic Omega adaption (the new omega is very pretty)
Bigger counterlungs (6L and 4L) the 6L will be getting a dump as per the JJ's counterlungs
QC6 offboard to manifold to run ADV, Bov and wing inflate from either inboard and offboard

Some other bits and pieces

B

Is the extra 2l of counter lung usuable ?

Was looking at the msr bags earlier thinking about getting the 6l..

Breathings fine just thought 2l extra could be handy if any water got in


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Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 01:27 PM
Is the extra 2l of counter lung usuable ?

Was looking at the msr bags earlier thinking about getting the 6l..

Breathings fine just thought 2l extra could be handy if any water got in


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yes, it hangs lower and fills the reg hole, but I slip the tanks down so the regs sit into the stand base. It trims better that way.
The extra 2 L allows you to collect water and a dump valve would let you dil flush it out. I've tipped about 1l from there after a leaky dive.
(unit passed pos and neg but started leaking @ 63m; I'd over packed the scrubber and it only became apparent at depth, back @ 20m it didn't leak anymore)

B

deepunderground
12-04-2013, 01:41 PM
So you have the 6l on the inhale side ?

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Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 01:46 PM
So you have the 6l on the inhale side ?

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I have it on the exhale side. Dip right shoulder to let water run into the bag. Inhale side would mean water having to travel up centre tube to get to the lung.
B

Capt Morgan
12-04-2013, 01:47 PM
yes, it hangs lower and fills the reg hole, but I slip the tanks down so the regs sit into the stand base. It trims better that way.
The extra 2 L allows you to collect water and a dump valve would let you dil flush it out. I've tipped about 1l from there after a leaky dive.
(unit passed pos and neg but started leaking @ 63m; I'd over packed the scrubber and it only became apparent at depth, back @ 20m it didn't leak anymore)

B


Having only recently bought a CK I don't know a lot about them but thought a dump
valve fitted in one of the counter lungs could be a good idea. What valve are you thinking
of fitting ?

deepunderground
12-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Did the older kiss's run backwards ?

My exhale is on my right hand side and feeds down the centre scrubber tube to the bottom of the stack

Inhale gas comes through the scrubber material past sensors and adv to the left hand side

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deepunderground
12-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Having only recently bought a CK I don't know a lot about them but thought a dump
valve fitted in one of the counter lungs could be a good idea. What valve are you thinking
of fitting ?

If I could have one I would have it on the bottom of the scrubber ala sentinel

would have to be careful with it though wouldn't want it failing !

If it could be completely sealed and only opened when needed that would be best in my opinion

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Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Did the older kiss's run backwards ?

My exhale is on my right hand side and feeds down the centre scrubber tube to the bottom of the stack

Inhale gas comes through the scrubber material past sensors and adv to the left hand side

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Interesting, I'll stick my head up it later as I prep for tomorrow, I know the O2 was fed LHS until unit #069

B

Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 01:54 PM
Having only recently bought a CK I don't know a lot about them but thought a dump
valve fitted in one of the counter lungs could be a good idea. What valve are you thinking
of fitting ?

Whatever's fitted to the JJ, that works (to a fashion ;) )

B

Capt Morgan
12-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Did the older kiss's run backwards ?

My exhale is on my right hand side and feeds down the centre scrubber tube to the bottom of the stack

Inhale gas comes through the scrubber material past sensors and adv to the left hand side

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Interesting, I'll stick my head up it later as I prep for tomorrow, I know the O2 was fed LHS until unit #069

B

My unit is number 270 and is fed left to right the same as deepunderground,
I have to say that I'm not sure if that is how it should go though :think:


Whatever's fitted to the JJ, that works (to a fashion ;) )

B

You will have to keep us posted on how this mod goes.

Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 02:32 PM
My unit is number 270 and is fed left to right the same as deepunderground,
I have to say that I'm not sure if that is how it should go though :think:

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Is that orientation described as if you were in the unit, I.e. the bov feed is rhs? So your exhale lung is on your right hand side.?
B

deepunderground
12-04-2013, 02:40 PM
Is that orientation described as if you were in the unit, I.e. the bov feed is rhs? So your exhale lung is on your right hand side.?
B

Yep.. If worn as if diving mine my exhale lung is on my right hand side

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Capt Morgan
12-04-2013, 02:42 PM
Yea, if wearing the unit the gas comes in from the left of the BOV and
out the right side of the BOV. then into the down tube in the stack through
the lime and then back out via the left hose so I guess the exhale lung is on
the right. I haven't even had my unit in the water yet so that could be connected
up wrong.

Barrygoss
12-04-2013, 08:47 PM
which is weird.
I've checked mine and its set up the same, but all the water collects in the exhale lung if you dip you shoulder or keep horizontal trim. Hence why I put the 6L bag there.

B

Mike_123
13-04-2013, 12:22 AM
which is weird.
I've checked mine and its set up the same, but all the water collects in the exhale lung if you dip you shoulder or keep horizontal trim. Hence why I put the 6L bag there.

B
When I first heard of your flood I was very puzzled about how water that entered where canister joins the head, ie, the the inhale side of the scrubber, soaked it's way down through the lime then found it's way back up the centre tube into your exhale counterlung.

It seemed to me that if water entered at the top of the canister, and you were horizontally trimmed, it would splash across into your inhale lung / hose and most likely give your cells a good soaking on the way.

Have you considered that the leak may actually have been on the exhale side somewhere - BOV, counterlung, OPV ? - and that water flooded into the exhale lungs and down the the centre tube, and the bubbles from the canister join were a symptom of the (now heavy) canister distorting - rather than the cause ?

I occasionally find a little water in my unit and, like you say, it's always in the exhale hose / lung - the inhale lung is always bone dry. I've assumed it's mostly drool + other BOV related stuff - less than perfect clearing on practise bailouts, maybe loose lips, etc. To be honest the amounts are so trivial I've not given it much thought . . .

Mike_123
13-04-2013, 12:51 AM
CK336

Shearwater Pursuit - hardwired
N@90 stand
Miflex LP hoses - just because that's what it came with.
Dumped the original Proton and grafted a Scubapro GS250 onto the BOV (not an easy fit, but a great reg - and I happened to have it spare !)
GS250 is fed from a long hose down my back to my left hip - CEJN to offboard.
AP mouthpiece on the BOV (highly recommended)

Recently bought the AP gag strap thing, but not tried it yet.

Other than that it's standard, with 4l exhale, 2l inhale lungs, original ADV, MAV, etc

. . and a Combro backplate/Diverite Classic wing straight off my twinset.

stoneyfrog
14-04-2013, 11:46 AM
what have you started here andy ????? :giggle:


is it shiny ???? then pimp my kiss :rofl:

stoneyfrog
14-04-2013, 01:44 PM
Have you considered that the leak may actually have been on the exhale side somewhere - BOV, counterlung, OPV ? - and that water flooded into the exhale lungs and down the the centre tube, and the bubbles from the canister join were a symptom of the (now heavy) canister distorting - rather than the cause ?
.

would be interesting to see how heavy it would of been ( Archimedes law and all )
water canceling water out ....
although there would be a loss in buoyancy , would it be enough added weight to the can to make head to can joint leak .... humm may be not with 2good orings (working in 2 different way , 1 mechanical compression the other being frictional ) but may be if only 1 was seating or if 1 was damaged

why leak at depth and not shallow ....... got me !!

Mike_123
14-04-2013, 02:11 PM
. . is it shiny ???? then pimp my kiss :rofl:
That's rich - coming from you !

Mike_123
14-04-2013, 02:43 PM
would be interesting to see how heavy it would of been ( Archimedes law and all )
water canceling water out ....
although there would be a loss in buoyancy , would it be enough added weight to the can to make head to can joint leak .... humm may be not with 2good orings (working in 2 different way , 1 mechanical compression the other being frictional ) but may be if only 1 was seating or if 1 was damaged
Good point, I guess a scrubber canister half full of water would still be buoyant - just less buoyant than normal. A canister full of water/lime probably would probably put less stress on that joint that one full of air/lime. There goes that theory !
So how did the water get into the exhale lung ?


why leak at depth and not shallow ....... got me !!
me too . . .

Capt Morgan
14-04-2013, 03:10 PM
My unit got it's first taste of water under my ownership today.
It was just a short 10m dive just to see what it was like as I have
never diver CC before. I'm glad to say it behaved perfectly and was
a pleasure to dive with, I just need to work on my buoyancy a bit now
and get out of the bad habit of trying to use my lungs for fine tuning :)

stoneyfrog
14-04-2013, 03:17 PM
don't worry if it takes time to get that sorted as we dive with people that still suffer the silt monster sindrome :-D !!

Capt Morgan
14-04-2013, 03:27 PM
don't worry if it takes time to get that sorted as we dive with people that still suffer the silt monster sindrome :-D !!

That silt monster followed me about the whole dive :)

Kiss183
14-04-2013, 05:39 PM
And I bet you were amazed at how nice and easy it was too... :)

Paulo
14-04-2013, 05:48 PM
How did you get on?

Must be the reason you didnt want myself and Mattieu hanging around :D

Capt Morgan
14-04-2013, 06:04 PM
And I bet you were amazed at how nice and easy it was too... :)

I have to say I did enjoy it, not just as tricky as I thought.
I need to do a bit of work on my buoyancy though.


How did you get on?

Must be the reason you didnt want myself and Mattieu hanging around :D

No boats involved in this dive Paulo, don't think I'd trust myself at that yet.

Ken Hawk
14-04-2013, 07:52 PM
That silt monster followed me about the whole dive :)

Poor old Hugh ;)

I hope the boat is going out next week, I ain't diving no quarry

Paulo
14-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Poor old Hugh ;)

I hope the boat is going out next week, I ain't diving no quarry

Back of the queue, myself Emmbee and Turbo are miles ahead of you :D

Ken Hawk
14-04-2013, 08:09 PM
Back of the queue, myself Emmbee and Turbo are miles ahead of you :D
Fook off, you lot are just blow ins ;)

Paulo
14-04-2013, 08:11 PM
Fook off, you lot are just blow ins ;)

Yes but I have only found out yesterday that my gear is in fact salt water proof ... who knew.

And Morgan, diving 10m max depth in a quarry, fundies will be next :D

Capt Morgan
14-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Poor old Hugh ;)

I hope the boat is going out next week, I ain't diving no quarry

Hugh was beside me, I reckon if it wasn't a silt monster it was a silt ghost.
It had to be coming from somewhere and it wasn't from me :blush:


Back of the queue, myself Emmbee and Turbo are miles ahead of you :D


Fook off, you lot are just blow ins ;)

Now now lads we have two boats so plenty of room for all, although
a fight at the pier side could be good entertainment on a Sunday morning :D

Ken Hawk
14-04-2013, 08:16 PM
We might be going up to Malin yet, I have just put a cpl of feelers out to the gang.
Maybe I should start a new thread save the hijack

Capt Morgan
14-04-2013, 08:21 PM
We might be going up to Malin yet, I have just put a cpl of feelers out to the gang.
Maybe I should start a new thread save the hijack

Yea, this is in the KISS section so sling your hook :middlefinger: