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    Unless it's a boat linked to the hire outfit, you...

    Unless it's a boat linked to the hire outfit, you are still going to have to collect and shift cylinders to the boat and will ineviatably
    have to pickup the day before as they won't be open for...
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    I doubt if those that spend over a grand on a...

    I doubt if those that spend over a grand on a torch only for it to be labled as junk soon as technology moves on
    will worry aboout the cost of cylinders. Almost everything in diving is expensive and...
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    Bit of CLS timber and some shiplap then :) Or...

    Bit of CLS timber and some shiplap then :)

    Or just buy a Keter midi, they run out at around 80, but can get cheaper other brands for 60.
    Also worth looking for this on Gumtree etc as they are...
  4. Thread: Dry suit storage

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    Just to add :) Latex can react with plastic...

    Just to add :)

    Latex can react with plastic and go liquid if slightly damp/wet, so if you have latex seals assming its a rear entry.
    Place in box ffont facing up and roll feet up so they fall...
  5. Thread: Dry suit storage

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    Most suit bags are awful, they are either flat...

    Most suit bags are awful, they are either flat open out efforts or sacks both of which are guaranteed to get squashed
    or stuffed in.

    I use plastic boxes so the suit can be rolled up with the...
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    I store a lot of tanks outside in a wooden shed...

    I store a lot of tanks outside in a wooden shed along with weights & fins, have for years and never been a problem.

    If buying/making a new shed thouigh i'd strongly reccommend insulation, a ply...
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    Bought a Titan from SF as a shop vac after the...

    Bought a Titan from SF as a shop vac after the old Aquavac gave up.
    Rubbish perfomance at the start despite loads of vacumn, hose kept getting blocked all the time.

    Stuck the hose from the old...
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    Don't need to remove the tile adhesive, if it's...

    Don't need to remove the tile adhesive, if it's on there that well leave it alone.

    If you can soak and remove chipboard replace on the wall with thinner aquapanel or backerboard
    and can then add...
  9. Just aim for a 50/50 mix with Instructors, that...

    Just aim for a 50/50 mix with Instructors, that way no matter what the client feels you are covered.

    You'll never second guess what random clients want, but unless you have the capacity to offer a...
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    TBH i'd just be thankful we don't get the same...

    TBH i'd just be thankful we don't get the same regs as the pros do.
  11. Thread: Greenhouse gas.

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    I was stunned at the difference between the...

    I was stunned at the difference between the impact of certain products with Beef by far being the worst offender.
    After that it was lamb and way-way down the list was Chicken and Pork.
    ...
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    Label with no stamp is visual only, hydro has...

    Label with no stamp is visual only, hydro has stamp + label as before.

    Main issue was the increased number of smaller cylinders and little room for stamping + a lot of commercial
    cylinders have...
  13. Don't know your specific circumstances, but it's...

    Don't know your specific circumstances, but it's well worth doing the maths and exausting the alternatives.

    As an example what's the proprotion of fills that are actually done on or near the dive...
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    That's pretty good :)

    That's pretty good :)
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    Selective editing? You missed out 'almost' :p

    Selective editing? You missed out 'almost' :p
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    Stupid thng about McAllister stuff is the blades...

    Stupid thng about McAllister stuff is the blades that come with are normally stupidly good.

    I bought a 40 small circular saw as I needed to do a load of vertical in-situe cuts and my larger one...
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    Same as a small grinder, almost all multitools...

    Same as a small grinder, almost all multitools are the same so not worth spending a lot of money on.
    Just need to watch the blades on your choice, as they are not universal fit and can end up...
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    Duff drysuits, bad materials, poor supplier - my...

    Duff drysuits, bad materials, poor supplier - my Irony (or should that be hypocracy) gauge just went to max :swear:
  19. Thread: High sac - trim

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    That's cause the people above were trying hard to...

    That's cause the people above were trying hard to kick the smug feeling of superiority out of you :p
  20. Thread: High sac - trim

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    Ok slightly different POV :) Instead of...

    Ok slightly different POV :)

    Instead of worrying (and increasing SAC) about going vertical on the DSMB deploy, just become
    very good at doing it vertically :)

    This allows very good control...
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    I'd lay the blame here squarely at the shop. ...

    I'd lay the blame here squarely at the shop.

    Those crease marks are not new and any shop would at least do a basic check and find they were suspect on delivery from manufacturer.
    Which would...
  22. Thread: NEw Zip fitted

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    Depends who you talk to, some manufacturers like...

    Depends who you talk to, some manufacturers like them others sell them under sufference actively advising no on the QT.

    Big problem though and relative in your case is the retro-fit.

    This is...
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    Just to add :) One of the tricks in dealing...

    Just to add :)

    One of the tricks in dealing with someone that is unaware that they maye have a problem is to put it back on yourself.
    So in a scenario where a diver is not responding in...
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    In circumstances like this I always apply the...

    In circumstances like this I always apply the coroner test.
    In the worse possible scenario could you justify your decison in a Coroners Court?

    If the awnser to that is NO then need to mitigate...
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    The neoprene is de-laminating from the outer...

    The neoprene is de-laminating from the outer layer and the welts are idicative of the same.
    As all seals have faults this also indicates a possible batch failure when manufactured.

    While...
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