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    Divey McDiveface Nickpicks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by drysuitdiver View Post
    it'll buff out.....


    FFS how do people let cylinders get that bad !
    We had one of our club cylinders not quite as bad as that. People don't notice because they don't usually look underneath the boot. Ours was flaking off paint at the bottom less than 12 months after a visual test too!
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Easy, just knock the boot off every 6 months and check.
    Those prone to rust show up early and can be watched.

    Rust is down to poor maintenance not the boot.

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    Time for annual visuals....

    <ducks for cover>

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    Does not play nicely with others drysuitdiver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinal View Post
    Time for annual visuals....

    <ducks for cover>
    Risk based approach may warrant that interval. No probs with that , as long as its not Mandated.

    the 2.5 Years is the MAXIMUM
    Those who think they got away with things had better watch their backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drysuitdiver View Post
    Risk based approach may warrant that interval. No probs with that , as long as its not Mandated.

    the 2.5 Years is the MAXIMUM
    I suggest we have a test with every fill. 25 a fill should cut down on the number of people on a boat, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drysuitdiver View Post
    Risk based approach may warrant that interval. No probs with that , as long as its not Mandated.

    the 2.5 Years is the MAXIMUM
    Agreed - but we also need to change the way we do visuals... In most European countries, a visual is something you do yourself. Your local dive club runs monthly training sessions on how to do a visual inspection... You bring your cylinder and the training is done on your own cylinder. After which, you can do a visual at every air fill if you want...

    m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinal View Post
    Agreed - but we also need to change the way we do visuals... In most European countries, a visual is something you do yourself. Your local dive club runs monthly training sessions on how to do a visual inspection... You bring your cylinder and the training is done on your own cylinder. After which, you can do a visual at every air fill if you want...

    m.
    Surely the "visual" includes checking the valve, etc.? Oh, no. They are physical checks.

    Annual Visual
    Every 2.5 year Physical
    Every 5 year Hydro

    Perhaps that would work.

    Matt.


 
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