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    CO2 Blob?

    After about 15 years and at least one valve rebuild my crack bottle DSMB is at the end of the line as it is no longer sealing properly and the blob is now basically faded from "international orange" to "lo-viz white". In terms of pence per use I am well ahead of the game (I estimate it has cost me less than 10p a dive!) so the obvious thing is to buy another. However, I am thinking about going over to CO2 simply because they are smaller in the pocket but I don't actually know anyone who uses one - so are there any views/recommendations etc. from the TDF hive mind?

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    Sorry to hijack but If you fancy another buddy crack bottle dsmb I have one that Iíll be listing for sale as soon as I can dig it out of the box and remove my name / email address from it

    Itís quite a few years old but has only been in the water a few times as I found it too bulky for warm water diving. Cylinder in good nick. Never flooded, valve and purge button all ok.

    Blob is still very orange 😁

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    Co2 from Kent Tooling are good and replacement mechanisms are about a fiver. The co2 cartridges work out at about £30 for 50 so cheap enough imho
    JJ wanker

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    Another vote for the Kent Tooling ones - simple and hassle free.
    Tea Boy

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    I have a KT blob and it's wonderful.
    If you get the co2 cartridges from a catering supplier, they work out around 50p each.

    I also have an old aquatec co2 blob, which works just as well but isn't as fancy as the KT.
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Another vote for KT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    I have a KT blob and it's wonderful.
    If you get the co2 cartridges from a catering supplier, they work out around 50p each.

    I also have an old aquatec co2 blob, which works just as well but isn't as fancy as the KT.
    Even less if you buy in bulk, fortunately my club has 6? divers using these, we bought 300 cartridges for 108 quid - so 28p a blob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylona View Post
    Even less if you buy in bulk, fortunately my club has 6? divers using these, we bought 300 cartridges for 108 quid - so 28p a blob
    How long ago was that? - they're £147 for 300 now (at discountcream.co.uk or co2cartridges)
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Single use CO2 canisters ... not very environmentally friendly ... whats wrong with all the gas youre breathing out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    Single use CO2 canisters ... not very environmentally friendly ... whats wrong with all the gas youre breathing out?
    What if you are not on OC?
    JJ wanker


 
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