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    Leave the hoses long with proper gauges on. Rather than run them down the front of the lungs have them going behind you, use a snoopy loop to keep them back behind you. If you need to see them you can pull them forward .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottle maker View Post
    Leave the hoses long with proper gauges on. Rather than run them down the front of the lungs have them going behind you, use a snoopy loop to keep them back behind you. If you need to see them you can pull them forward .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger View Post
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    I'm tempted to do the same. Hoses behind me already but want to further reduce potential failure points.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger View Post
    I'm tempted to do the same. Hoses behind me already but want to further reduce potential failure points.







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    I put button gauges on my JJ when I was diving it with 3's. When I switched to 7's I switched back to HP hoses and regular gauges as the DIL and o2 now formed a significant portion of my OC bailout.

    When I switched back to 3's I stayed with the regular gauges. Pros and cons to both but generally more information tends to be a good thing and clutter can usually be controlled with smarter hose routing.

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    I believe eliminating potential failure points is the idea behind this i.e one less HP hose, swivel joint, pressure gauge etc. In theory I agree but not sure I'm a fan in practice.

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    I did this... I was subsequently hit with an over whelming urge to check my gauges while on a dive, not something \I used to do much on the box... I had to swap them back so I could relax and enjoy the dive, funny thing psychology....
    What to do? I only have three bullets and there are four of motley crew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I did this... I was subsequently hit with an over whelming urge to check my gauges while on a dive, not something \I used to do much on the box... I had to swap them back so I could relax and enjoy the dive, funny thing psychology....
    I kept mine, I use the buttons on a couple of off-boards. There's 2 times I can think I really used them - once (actually one week) when the solenoid stuck closed. Very useful to be able to close the cylinder and confirm the O2 isn't dropping and then push the button and confirm the O2 is on and full and working. And the time I ran out of O2 on the 6m stop with about 30 mins of 120 to go. It was nice that that was not a surprise.

    Also in Coron where 90 bar O2 a day was the norm and ending the dive with 10 bar O2, it was useful then.

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    Apart from reading a specific pressure, I'm finding it hard to think of something standard gauges give me, that I couldn't achieve another way with buttons.
    GaryL


 
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