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    Annoying Leak - ideas?

    Getting a lot of water in my inspo right counterlung.

    Unit holds a pos. and neg. test for as long as you like..

    Might be OK for a dive, then gurgle, gurgle on every exhale next dive

    The mouthpiece I have dismantled , cleaned, & replaced the o-rings..

    What else could it be? O2 Inflator button?

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    I found some tiny cracks in the loop hoses on mine. It would pass tests but leak in the water. You really have to look hard to find them though.

    Charlie

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    Surely if it holds + and - forever then it can only be

    1) The mouthpiece, I had one which was slightly too small and it didn't clamp propoerly, extremely wet and annoying dive, easily rectified
    2) You create a huge amount of condensation! Not easily rectified.

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    Gurgle is the can, not the counter-lung.

    Loose lips is always my biggest source of water ingress, check the bite and hose weights (for mouthpiece position).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainC View Post
    Getting a lot of water in my inspo right counterlung.

    Unit holds a pos. and neg. test for as long as you like..

    Might be OK for a dive, then gurgle, gurgle on every exhale next dive

    The mouthpiece I have dismantled , cleaned, & replaced the o-rings..

    What else could it be? O2 Inflator button?
    mouthpiece cable, tie letting water in when you move your head

    B
    Rebreathers are like women; they pretend to love you, whilst taking all your money and trying to kill you.

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    When I did my training on one of the BSAC,s classics. It held pos and neg. I kept getting water in the loop mostly exhale counter lung. Turned out to be the threads on the O2 manual add were worn. It was only when an experienced CCR diver dived the unit and had the same problem was the fault diagnosed prior to that I was blamed for not holding the mouth piece properly. Chech all the threads are good.

    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by IainC View Post
    Getting a lot of water in my inspo right counterlung.

    Unit holds a pos. and neg. test for as long as you like..

    Might be OK for a dive, then gurgle, gurgle on every exhale next dive

    The mouthpiece I have dismantled , cleaned, & replaced the o-rings..

    What else could it be? O2 Inflator button?
    Where's the gurgle coming from? I have had similar and the counterlung turned out to only have the "chinese takeaway's chicken broth" in it and the canister was dry ie the water was around the mushroom valves. Mine was caused by me not holding the mouthpiece firmly and sealing around it, a bad habit I've acquired over the years (so much so I've actually dropped a reg once). That said, if you have front-mounted lungs, check the inner part of the MAV fitting as I had one work loose over time caused by the constant tightening and untightening of the MAV itself; that was an obvious leak though, as the leak tests weren't that great and the counterlung contents were more "dirty water" than ropey soup.

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    hole in mouthpiece.

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    I have just bought a couple of BOV service kits to find the source of a similar issue.

    Broke my heart paying 5+ for 50c worth of o-rings only to pay another 20 postage
    Rememeber anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    I have just bought a couple of BOV service kits to find the source of a similar issue.

    Broke my heart paying €5+ for 50c worth of o-rings only to pay another €20 postage
    Sounds like a golem gear - should've posted here I've got one that you could've had for a 15


 
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