Steramine anyone?

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bryandees
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Steramine anyone?

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Does anyone use Steramine when cleaning their gear?
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dlh
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Yes, I use it to clean my rebreather. I use a spray bottle for a quick spritz in the hoses and mouthpiece between tear downs. When I do a full teardown I fill the sink several inches and crush a full tablet to soak hoses and lungs, etc. I do not rinse the parts again with fresh water after using the steramine.

Steramine or Vyrkon are standard for rebreather use and do a great job. It's very safe and won't harm your gear. It's also widely used in food service for sanitizing cook and prep stations.
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Thanks Dave.

I'm trying to order a bottle off of Amazon, but it must be a controlled substance, as the website won't allow delivery to the house or to an Amazon box. Is there a local resource where I can buy a bottle?
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Order it from Dive Gear Express. $9.95 for a bottle of tablets that will last for 20 years.
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yup, steramine works great, although for 8+ years all I did was rinse my loop with fresh water, and hang to dry.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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In tropical climates you need to be a lot more careful about slime growing in your loop. In the PNW it's not such a big problem. If I don't have the opportunity to fully rinse my loop at the end of the day a few spray pumps of steramine solution will keep it sanitary. It kills everything real good.
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2 weeks at truk was fine...we didnt die, no one did :)
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.
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When I take the rebreather to places like that, I pack an empty plastic spray bottle with a dry tablet of steramine inside. Just add water!
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