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by Matt S.
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Classes, Charters, Listings, Shop Sales & Events
Topic: Weezle Drysuit Undergarments for Northwest Diving
Replies: 61
Views: 26614

Re: Weezle Drysuit Undergarments for Northwest Diving

I put this off so long that there's now an opportunity to get a deal on a Whites Thermal Fusion. However, the Weezle Extreme seems like it's probably warmer... I gotta make a decision!
by Matt S.
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Craigslist deals
Replies: 831
Views: 113027

Re: Craigslist deals

Thanks for the lead!

Question is... what's better, a $200 Thermal Fusion or a John Rawlings $300 Weezle Extreme?

I'd hate to get the Fusion and then find out I still wanted another $100 of undies to layer with it. The Weezle sounds like it's all you need.
by Matt S.
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

The system is about 250 ft of PVC with standpipes and faucets on each end and the middle. There is one low spot in the underground run where it's likely that water has completely filled the line, with no overhead air gap--but, it will still have expansion room on each end. The system can be left ope...
by Matt S.
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

JB Weld is part of any good (or bad) toolbox!
by Matt S.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

CaptnJack, that's a pretty good idea, thanks. I just replaced all my inflators but I did keep one of the old ones around as a spare since it still looked serviceable. My water line is PVC and rated for 200 PSI but it uses barbed brass couplers in a few places, and I don't know what pressure those jo...
by Matt S.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

LP hose to compressed air tool adapter -- local retail?

I need to blow out an underground water line for the winter. The line has 3 faucets on it--one faucet is the input and I use one of the other two faucets as as the output. I thought that using a scuba cylinder would be a good way to go, since I don't own a compressor for air tools. But, I don't have...
by Matt S.
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Visit at the new job site
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Visit at the new job site

NollyG wrote:I'm working for a company called Ocean Farm Technologies as a diver/technician, as part of product development here in the Sea of Cortez.


Well damn, that sounds pretty cool!
by Matt S.
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: BLACKFISH
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: BLACKFISH

I haven't watched the movie yet and reserve the option to change my opinion and even throw up a little. But WaGigKpn makes a point that I have considered too. Without seeing animals I worry that they'll be out of sight, out of mind. Look what's happening to the coral reefs, which are definitely hard...
by Matt S.
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Possible drysuit leak
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Possible drysuit leak

I always had a hard time with the soapy water trick. Recently I read about filling the suit with some water instead--I tried that and it seemed to work well. You just need to make sure you keep the outside of the suit dry, or you'll never spot the new wet spots. And here's another vote for verifying...
by Matt S.
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New diver from Lynnwood
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: New diver from Lynnwood

Man, I need to dive Edmonds more.
by Matt S.
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Waynne, Winter ... you guys OK ???
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Waynne, Winter ... you guys OK ???

... damn. Hope you are OK, Waynne.
by Matt S.
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Making hard cider
Replies: 51
Views: 5681

Re: Making hard cider

Careful with the ginger, it's potent.

You know what goes great with pear? Elderflower, like St Germain liqueur.
by Matt S.
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Info
Topic: New "Like" Feature
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Re: New "Like" Feature

Is it the Facebook Like, or is it a Like that is internal to this board?
by Matt S.
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylinder?
Replies: 17
Views: 2697

Re: How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylind

Only way to remove rust and put it in a baggie is to "whip" it with steel whipping brush and a drill.. and that takes all of 5-10min.. plus you need a fairly excessive amount of rust to get that much rust dust with a whip and at that point you need to really tumble.. Hmm, maybe they did s...
by Matt S.
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylinder?
Replies: 17
Views: 2697

Re: How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylind

Thanks for the help fellas. I think I am going to be switching fill stations anyway, we'll see if that makes a difference. I'll also be extra sure to blow out the valve again before I drop them off.
by Matt S.
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylinder?
Replies: 17
Views: 2697

How much rust is expected or allowable in a steel cylinder?

I recently had my steel 119s inspected and my LDS determined that they needed a tumble. Along with my inspection paperwork I got to see the rust removed from each tank... It was a very small amount of material, about as much as you'd get from a single grind on a pepper mill. (I can't show a photo, b...
by Matt S.
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Hello, also, info on octopuses.
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Hello, also, info on octopuses.

Welcome to the board!

I didn't know the rule was about to take effect, cool.

Will there be signage at the protected sites?
by Matt S.
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: More Extreme Than Cave Diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: More Extreme Than Cave Diving?

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Yeah... Nope. No thanks.
by Matt S.
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Classes, Charters, Listings, Shop Sales & Events
Topic: Weezle Drysuit Undergarments for Northwest Diving
Replies: 61
Views: 26614

Re: Weezle Drysuit Undergarments for Northwest Diving

John, I just saw the thread... Can I get in on the order still? I can measure tonight.
by Matt S.
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Club dive MOVED TO REDONDO! September 28th, 2013!
Replies: 54
Views: 5490

Re: Club dive MOVED TO REDONDO! September 28th, 2013!

Sadly Jen and I couldn't make it, she got sick. So we cleaned the garage instead... :/
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Another dive locker clean out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Another dive locker clean out!

I can't make that. I'll see if I can figure out ... I'll get in touch if I can. If you get another offer, no hard feelings.
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Another dive locker clean out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Another dive locker clean out!

Fair enough.

Are you coming to the club dive?
by Matt S.
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Another dive locker clean out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Another dive locker clean out!

I can't find a size chart for that Pinnacle garment--the design has changed and I think your previous version suit doesn't match the new size charts on the web site. Any feedback on the fit? I am 5' 9" and 175 lbs (sometimes less).