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    couldn't wait to get away from the place :)

    couldn't wait to get away from the place :)
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    I stayed one night in a hotel in Manchester and...

    I stayed one night in a hotel in Manchester and paid by card. I remember thinking it strange that the young lady on the desk had turned her back on me for a few seconds before putting the card in...
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    Hi Iain If you are going to supply some Iíd take...

    Hi Iain If you are going to supply some Iíd take three*. I donít need any swagelok fittings but some spare indicator cards would be useful.

    *I have an embarrassing number of compressors kept in...
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    To be fair the swagelok fittings are only a 1/4 x 1/4 NPT male or a male male elbow for that price before anyone thinks they can get 9/16 UNF positional elbow to 3/8" tube at that price.



    The...
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    I have a visual indicator. I seem to recall it...

    I have a visual indicator. I seem to recall it cost more than £60 without the swagelok fittings but thatís what you get as an end user. Iím still struggling to find somewhere in the UK that I can...
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    I have one but if I was in the market I'd buy a...

    I have one but if I was in the market I'd buy a bauer junior instead, same compressor block but it has a better filter system.

    petrol is fine for out and about but a PITA at home even if you...
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    so it was indeed CE'd as part of the CC...

    so it was indeed CE'd as part of the CC rebreather WOB then. Has it actually been tested on OC against EN250? I seem to recall some PV loops being published on one of the forums when the shrimp first...
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    Just read the latest list Line 584. "All...

    Just read the latest list

    Line 584. "All rebreathers should include a means to instantaneously swap to a safe bailout gas via a Bail Out Valve. The IQSub Shrimp BOV fitted to this unit fails to...
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    apologies for crashing on a private chat. I may...

    apologies for crashing on a private chat. I may be missing something but whilst I can see how changing the design of the breathing loop flow path can impact the WOB of the loop, how does it...
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    Do you have BOV on the new unit? Or decided you...

    Do you have BOV on the new unit? Or decided you don’t need one?
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    Pretty much my reading of it as well. Though...

    Pretty much my reading of it as well. Though emphasis seemed also to be placed on briefings. To put it in the work world I suspect we will see tool box talks with signed attendance sheets to...
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    Thanks for that. The Ďexpertí witnesses and judge...

    Thanks for that. The Ďexpertí witnesses and judge seem to rely on guidance given by PADI and BSAC that divers should put their fins on last to avoid falling over.

    Apparently it says this in the...
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    The zip is knackered. Send it back and ask for...

    The zip is knackered. Send it back and ask for your money back.
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    The desire to make everything safe and seek...

    The desire to make everything safe and seek 'justice' for someone who dies because they chose to put themselves in a perilous position means that we all lose another small bit of freedom to do...
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    sounds familiar, much like the poor bugger BSAC...

    sounds familiar, much like the poor bugger BSAC tried to walk away from, which is why very few people will even contemplate being a DO these days.
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    we do stages off in the water before climbing the...

    we do stages off in the water before climbing the ladder and fins off on deck and it's the sensible way to do it. I always try to help at a lift with taking stages off before people step away, with...
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    moving about on deck

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-58434723

    Wonder how this will pan out with charter boats and moving about on deck? Are we going to be asked to put fins on at the jump...
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    does bsac safe diving require written dive logs?...

    does bsac safe diving require written dive logs? sounds like disinformation to me as there's a world of difference between 'should' vs 'must' and 'BSAC recommends' vs 'BSAC mandates'

    safe diving...
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    I bypassed the switch on the PE100 and use a DOL starter. Open the cover and check the switch and wiring. Mine was absolutely cooked. It also gives you the opportunity to add a run time meter for...
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    Can you point me to where it says log sheets must...

    Can you point me to where it says log sheets must be kept as a condition of basic third party liability insurance?
  21. I killed the same mch-6 twice. The first time I...

    I killed the same mch-6 twice. The first time I got away with a rebuild but the second time it would have been cheaper to buy a new block than rebuild it and I bought a S/h electric Bauer PE100 for...
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    not in my experience. I find it's usually in the...

    not in my experience. I find it's usually in the place I first looked and couldn't find it, two days after I've looked in every other box and finished the original job by improvising and using...
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    forget a workclass ROV in the thames estuary. ...

    forget a workclass ROV in the thames estuary.

    there's a few things to assess and sort out but you'd definitely want to cold cut it not hot cut it. In essence setup a diamond wire saw on the...
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    If only we had a national diving organisation...

    If only we had a national diving organisation that would take up issues like cartels controlling spares for equipment, only filling cylinders tested by their mates in the same cartel, etc, on behalf...
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    Marker pen. Or label printer.

    Marker pen. Or label printer.
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