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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.
Originally Posted by Fernando. Rueda
No doubt AP will charge you to repair the unit.