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    Hi Guys,

    Just read this and though I would let you know that my two year old inspiration Rebreather caught a light exactly the same way last 28th June 2019 whilst running the start up procedure, on opening the O2 ads I have done 100's of times, within a second it caught on fire I wasn't so lucky and sustained some burns to my left hand and face which are busy being treated specialist burn doctors.

    The cause is still completely unknown we suspect maybe a ~HP hose ruptured but nothing conclusive as yet the back of the first stage blew off as well, I can categorically say that if it had been strapped toy back when opening the O2 the outcome would have been horrific

    I can categorically advice NEVER to open your O2 whilst the machine is strapped to one's back

    i am not very affair with these posts but would like to share some photographs and really hope we can learn something from this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernando. Rueda View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Just read this and though I would let you know that my two year old inspiration Rebreather caught a light exactly the same way last 28th June 2019 whilst running the start up procedure, on opening the O2 ads I have done 100's of times, within a second it caught on fire I wasn't so lucky and sustained some burns to my left hand and face which are busy being treated specialist burn doctors.

    The cause is still completely unknown we suspect maybe a ~HP hose ruptured but nothing conclusive as yet the back of the first stage blew off as well, I can categorically say that if it had been strapped toy back when opening the O2 the outcome would have been horrific

    I can categorically advice NEVER to open your O2 whilst the machine is strapped to one's back

    i am not very affair with these posts but would like to share some photographs and really hope we can learn something from this
    Blimey, I know these things try and kill you every dive, I didnít realise they try and cremate you as well. Glad you were not hurt more badly.

    No doubt AP will charge you to repair the unit.


 
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