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by loanwolf
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Pee valve replacement tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 1332

Re: Pee valve replacement tubing

Just take off both check valves, they cause more hassles than good IMHO. That's the plan. I don't ever want to experience that again. The "in rush" of cold water is not bad honestly. I have found the straight tube stays clean without any hassles at all. Esp. if you open it near the end of...
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

Jeff Pack wrote:normoxic mixes are mod 3 arent they? I'm doing Mod1 w/trimix in a few weeks, already did mod 1 on my GEM with trimix.


No - Mod1 - 21%-100%, Mode2, Normoxic - 16%-21%, Mode3, Hypoxic - 16% and down.
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

Jeff Pack wrote:I'm not trained for normoxic mixes yet... :)



I know you need to work on that.
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

Jeff Pack wrote:
loanwolf wrote:
Why 19/23 for the CCR?


good question, I dunno, came with 19's,and got a set of 23's for a second set of tanks. I've always thought those were a pretty standard size for CCR tanks?



I misunderstood your answer. I though you were going to be mixing 19/23 for your CCR.
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

You would be better off just Partial Pressure mixing especially for Trimix. You are going to eventually go full CCR right? It is better to mix up a large quantity and boost your small bottles from their. Sticks are not accurate enough when you are trying to fill small CCR tanks. It is just far easi...
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

You would be better off just Partial Pressure mixing especially for Trimix. You are going to eventually go full CCR right? It is better to mix up a large quantity and boost your small bottles from their. Sticks are not accurate enough when you are trying to fill small CCR tanks. It is just far easie...
by loanwolf
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Finish my fill station
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Finish my fill station

Jeff what kind of fill station are you trying to build? it does not take anything at all to set one up.

Greg
by loanwolf
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??
Replies: 36
Views: 6351

Re: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??

Great find you guys. Hard to say what it there? At least the foundations should be there but who knows.
by loanwolf
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Westport diving.......
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Westport diving.......

Not trying to hijack but someone in the thread that was linked above mentioned a rotor current...What is that? I have never heard of a rotor current before. Thanks The prevailing current is a south current. So when it stakes up on the north side of the jetty and the beach you get a huge rip current...
by loanwolf
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Westport diving.......
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Westport diving.......

Cory here is some posts I put up a while ago for scooter dives. http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9340&p=110319&hilit=westport#p110319 That area is the Grave Yard of the Pacific, 100's of wrecks. If you still have your sidescan from the boat a few boats ago you can find them...
by loanwolf
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: weight loss and weighting
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: weight loss and weighting

Jeff is this with OC or the Gem? With my GEM, I gave up OC and am switching to SCR and CCR. SCR and CCR is much more weight sensitive than OC. So if you loose or gain weight things are going to change. remember you have a sweet spot in loop volume that you want to try to stay in for the best WOB. E...
by loanwolf
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: weight loss and weighting
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: weight loss and weighting

Jeff is this with OC or the Gem?
by loanwolf
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??
Replies: 36
Views: 6351

Re: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??

It is open to boaters, the boat launch is the old road on the west side. Long ways to tow a boat and kind of out now that winter has hit.
by loanwolf
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??
Replies: 36
Views: 6351

Re: Diving the OLD town of Vantage??

Hard to say what is down their. the current USGS maps do not show it. Best to get a hold of the USGS and get a hold of a pre 1960 map that shows the roads and town. May make a good scooter run and follow the road down. Better to know the layout first buy getting a hold of the old map.
by loanwolf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: AL 80 Hydro
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: AL 80 Hydro

Check and see who is doing the Fire Extinguisher Service for the company you work at. With most of them they will pick the tanks up at your work and take them for hydro and VIP if it fits their service techs schedule.
by loanwolf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: AL 80 Hydro
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: AL 80 Hydro

I know it is a big area. I work in Yakima, and live N of Spokane, so I cover a lot of the state. I will look into those two places. I offered the guy $100 for all 8 tanks and associated pieces and I will be picking them up in the morning. I hope you drive something that really gets good mileage Wel...
by loanwolf
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: AL 80 Hydro
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: AL 80 Hydro

I know it is a big area. I work in Yakima, and live N of Spokane, so I cover a lot of the state. I will look into those two places. I offered the guy $100 for all 8 tanks and associated pieces and I will be picking them up in the morning. I hope you drive something that really gets good mileage
by loanwolf
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: AL 80 Hydro
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: AL 80 Hydro

A guy bough a closed building that use to have an "outdoor" store in it. He has some odds and ends laying around there including some scuba stuff most of which was junk. One thing he did have for sale is 8 AL 80 tanks. About half had the valves out but were there. I looked inside 2 of the...
by loanwolf
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Collapsed i90 Floating Bridge
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Collapsed i90 Floating Bridge

Their is all kinds of stuff down their cars, trucks, all sorts of construction equipment. Pretty cool to dive. I believe it is open to dive again. They closed diving down under all bridges after 9/11 as a security thing that has been lifted. Their still is a surface restriction if you are diving fro...
by loanwolf
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Al-Ind-Esk-A Sea
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Remembering the Al-Ind-Esk-A Sea

You shoulda been there when she was burning. It was interesting to watch from the helo deck on the USCGC Boutwell. Actually, I cheered as she went down. I spent way too much time in court over the violations I'd written against that crappy ship. Semper Paratus! HAHAHA what you did not like the way ...
by loanwolf
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Al-Ind-Esk-A Sea
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Remembering the Al-Ind-Esk-A Sea

We definitely didn't do it on a "good" day. Vis could be measured in inches, and I can see how it'd be easy to inadvertently end up inside without realizing it. Still, I'm glad we did it though! My motivation for doing it again just isn't super high is all, when we have so many other awes...
by loanwolf
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: KISS GEM For Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: KISS GEM For Sale

Who's releasing a repackable scrubber for these? The rumor I heard was Jetsam was not interested in releasing a repackable for their "recreational" SCR. Several different people make a packable cartridge that will replace Extend Air Cartridges. It is a disadvantage of the cartridge type f...
by loanwolf
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bail out tank in Lake Crescent
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Bail out tank in Lake Crescent

So why isn't he pulling it at the end of his dive? K the bottom of that line is at like 497' just shy of 500'. He has been going out 3 or 4 times a week and trying to find a hole that will give 500' from shore for the last year. Just like deep cave penetrations and route setting in climbing you lea...
by loanwolf
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where to get Helium?
Replies: 18
Views: 1435

Re: Where to get Helium?

I trade crude oil futures, so I know what you mean when the majors hit the market. Didnt know about HE wrt the above though. Interesting. Too bad there arent HE futures Not here but on the international their is, that is what the Russians set up. If you have the money and it is not regulated anymor...
by loanwolf
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Where to get Helium?
Replies: 18
Views: 1435

Re: Where to get Helium?

Internationally their is not a shortage, and in a few months the manufacturing capacity will be many times what it is today. More than enough to supply projected global growth out to 2030. Problem is we not longer control the market in it. It is now in the control of a foreign commodities market. Th...