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    Underwhelming results from the overnight pony thread so far...

    I echo the above comments. Invert it if you need to. Have it switched on at all times. Any gas source that I might have to switch to without notice is kept on. The only cylinders I've ever dived shut are deco gasses where you know you have a nice calm gas switch.

    Bailouts are on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arty View Post
    If I do that it could go into free-flow as I enter the water.
    So could your octo but I assume you jump in with the main cylinder opened?!! If it does freeflow, stop it. At the end of the day, inverting it is fine if you want to but how many times have you needed to turn the cylinder off underwater? Personally, I would always have the pony fully on and dive with my bailout stages (on CCR) open too and I can count the number of times I've had a freeflow on 2 fingers (and neither were a significant event). I suggest you might be overthinking the problem here, or your pony regs are in serious need of a service!

    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    Why do you need to reach the valve? Surely it is on?

    I used mine like this for a few years and it was switched on at all times, the regulator was necklaced under my chin and there was an SPG I could read to check remaining gas.
    Likewise.

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    I use mine inverted and turned on.
    Paul.
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    I'm very dissapointed with the poor advice so far

    Surely the correct answer is buy a Rebreather?

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    2 pony's with a Scrubber in between, wait for someone to provide a funny pic now

    Please dont tempt me, I need to buy my dive it again and re-start diving still the Reg can always go on a Bail out Cylinder


 
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