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    You can either follow behind the tool with a...

    You can either follow behind the tool with a vacuum (I've got a Wet and Dry workshop vac) or spray the grout lightly with water to keep the dust down.
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    Had a problem getting one of my cylinders filled...

    Had a problem getting one of my cylinders filled at Gildenburgh. They refused to fill it because they considered that the valve was too tight - and refused to refund the money I had paid for the fill...
  3. Yes, something we are going to need to do. A...

    Yes, something we are going to need to do. A solution for one problem causing others.
  4. Haven't said anything but doesn't the same apply...

    Haven't said anything but doesn't the same apply to all divers who have cylinders stored on their premises? Going by some of the posts on here, some posters have more cylinders for their own use than...
  5. New cylinder test rules - potential problem

    One of our members, having recently had a cylinder retested with just the label denoting the test date and no stamping, had his cylinder refused for filling because the label had been damaged and the...
  6. Our main reason for looking at getting a...

    Our main reason for looking at getting a compressor is for convenience rather than cost saving. This is for training purposes for trainees and instructors. At the moment, my wife and I are spending...
  7. We've no intention of offering a service to...

    We've no intention of offering a service to non-members. However, does that mean you couldn't offer to fill a cylinder for a member of another BSAC branch?
  8. To be fair, we've got some keen new members who...

    To be fair, we've got some keen new members who are starting to help a bit more but are spread around a 25 mile radius which makes things difficult. We are 12 miles south of where the club activities...
  9. For us it's 30 miles away and they only fill on a...

    For us it's 30 miles away and they only fill on a Tuesday evening and I'm not sure that they have the capacity to do our cylinders as well. Other members live closer but no-one else is prepared to do...
  10. Club compressor - air quality testing requirements

    Due to yet another LDS closing down near us leaving us with a 60 mile round trip to get cylinders filled, we are looking at getting a small club compressor. One of the queries that has arisen is as...
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    Horses for courses - a multitool won't do...

    Horses for courses - a multitool won't do everything but it is useful for cutting in confined spaces. Especially useful for doing flush cuts. Haven't had any problems with vibration with my 18v...
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    I have seen more fast ascents due to divers being...

    I have seen more fast ascents due to divers being overweighted than the opposite, using a lot of air to compensate at depth and then being unable to dump it fast enough when ascending. Yes, you need...
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    I disagree with Tel about all multi-tools being...

    I disagree with Tel about all multi-tools being the same. I had a Wolf and the pins which hold the attachments wore away. I've now got a DeWalt cordless and it's really good. Use it a lot for all...
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    A dose of Senna before a dive?

    A dose of Senna before a dive?
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    Why waste the gas? It's a simple calculation.

    Why waste the gas? It's a simple calculation.
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    It can sometimes be difficult to organise a...

    It can sometimes be difficult to organise a cylinder with 50 bar or less in it tp do a weight check. If you can get correctly weighted with a cylinder with more gas in it, increase your weighting by...
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    There was a report in the travel section of one...

    There was a report in the travel section of one of the weekend papers that for travel in the EU after 31st January, passports would only be valid for 10 years from date of issue irrespective of the...
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    Why not just a biodegradable fastening to hold...

    Why not just a biodegradable fastening to hold one panel in place? Would be easily replaceable and not cost a lot in extra maintenance.
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    When I renewed mine last, the passport office...

    When I renewed mine last, the passport office credited for 10 years from the expeiry date.
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    Neoprene seals are inherently tougher than latex...

    Neoprene seals are inherently tougher than latex seals. I have never known one fail in less than 6 months. I've had neoprene seals last for 10 years of very hard use. My son had his replaced after 18...
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    At the 2012 Olympics, I was one of the team...

    At the 2012 Olympics, I was one of the team providing IT support to the press. My patch was the Mall - and the beach volleyball at Horseguards Parade, Well somebody had to do it!
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    Which lesson is he teaching? If it is OO2 or 3,...

    Which lesson is he teaching? If it is OO2 or 3, you could legitimately ask another instructor to act as the victim without offending your instructor.
    Personally, there is no way that I would do a...
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    Happy New Year and safe and fun diving to all.

    Happy New Year and safe and fun diving to all.
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    A work colleague was caught up in the King's...

    A work colleague was caught up in the King's Cross fire in 1987 in which 31 people died. He was lucky to get alive.
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  25. I hadn't heard about that. Frightening. The only...

    I hadn't heard about that. Frightening. The only good thing about King Crabs is the taste! They make good eating.
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