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by CaptnJack
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Tacoma Pooper Pipeline
Replies: 11
Views: 4136

That's sewage, not hazardous waste. Here's the fact sheet for that treatment plant: m And here's its operating permit: m While the bacteria counts are specified to be less than 100 colonies per mL (quite clean), I don't think I would dive there. Way too many viruses to potentially come in contact wi...
by CaptnJack
Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Tank Valve Tightness??
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

PSI recommends lubing all threads with Dow Corning 111 (a high quality silicon) on all air cylinders. Cristolube on nitrox cylinders. There's no drawbacks to lubing the threads and plenty of bimetallic corrosion frustration waiting if you don't. Use a wrench to loosen, not the knob. Hand tight is fi...
by CaptnJack
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver poisoned by carbon monoxide in scuba tank
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

I've got everything I need to CB now. Just have to plumb it all together. I trust my own gas and maintenance way more that any dive shop. I KNOW when those filters were last changed (12.78 hours ago). They have just barely started to turn the 20% RH strip and I just submitted an air sample for testi...
by CaptnJack
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Diver poisoned by carbon monoxide in scuba tank
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Heat and oil can create CO, esp. from mineral oils and continuous blending. Synthetic oils are better in high O2 or just hot environments in general. Gasoline engine exhaust is the other major source. The only thing which can remove CO is hopcalite (which actually catalytically converts it to CO2). ...