Soaking Gear

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Soaking Gear

Post by cardiver » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:58 pm

I've wanted one of these for a long time!
79.00 delivered to my garage!
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Gdog » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:54 pm

Ssswweeet!

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Jeff Pack » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:39 pm

now get some salt away....
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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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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:50 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:now get some salt away....


Mmmm chemicals, yum yum.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by LowDrag » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:47 pm

Nice!!! Have fun with it. :clap:

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Nwbrewer » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:46 pm

If you get the 150 gallon ones they make a nice hot tub too!

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Jeff Pack wrote:now get some salt away....

What's wrong with water?
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Gdog » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:56 pm

Im leary of salt away. Not convinced it isnt hard on latex seals. Any evidence to the contrary?

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Scubak » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:16 pm

That's the dip tank I have always used for a good dive gear soak and rinse!
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Jeff Pack » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 pm

Gdog wrote:Im leary of salt away. Not convinced it isnt hard on latex seals. Any evidence to the contrary?


I always fresh water rinse after salt away. I figure the salt away helps break down salt crystals better than just a rinse or a soak, especially when the rinse water will have salt in it anyways.

Especially for my fusion which traps alot between the two layers you cant just rinse out.
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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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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:16 am

Gdog wrote:Im leary of salt away. Not convinced it isnt hard on latex seals. Any evidence to the contrary?


The real latex killers are heat and ozone - not salt. So just fresh water rinses are fine, although even they aren't really necessary.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Gdog » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:11 am

Jack, what I was referring to was the chemical makeup of salt away. It does a great job on salt. I used to use it but after a few months all the seals on my drysuit became mushy like they had come into contact with gasoline or something. I can't say for sure that it was the salt away, but I stopped using it right then, replaced the seals, and got a good lifespan out of the next set. Again, I have no proof, but the salt away was the only new variable in the equation.

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:15 am

I have no idea, ingredients are 'proprietary'. Regardless, buying salt away for dive gear is like rinsing with bottled water :rjack:

It might make sense for winterizing boats or something like that.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by LCF » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:37 am

Those tanks will fit two X-scooters . . . :)

I wish they put the drain a little lower in the tank, though. You have to turn the thing over to empty it.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by cardiver » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:44 am

LCF wrote:Those tanks will fit two X-scooters . . . :)

I wish they put the drain a little lower in the tank, though. You have to turn the thing over to empty it.

Is there an adapter that you can purchase for the drain plug so that you can attach a hose to it?
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:12 am

Take the plug to home depot or someplace like that. You can get a PVC ball valve, and a reducing coupling which will bring it down to garden hose size.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Matt S. » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:28 pm

Where did you order that from, Ron?

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by cardiver » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Matt S. wrote:Where did you order that from, Ron?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221252056139?ss ... 1497.l2649
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:10 pm

Dell's and other farm supply houses carry them
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by cardiver » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:12 pm

I have a Dells two blocks from home. Less expensive on line, no tax and delivery right to my garage...
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Linedog » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:17 pm

You mean I don't have to use bottled water to rinse?
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:25 pm

Linedog wrote:You mean I don't have to use bottled water to rinse?


Only for those really deep dives, its saltier down there.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by Jeff Pack » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:29 pm

I paid for a galvanized 55g tank at Dells more than that. That's a nice deal.
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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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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by LowDrag » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:03 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:
Gdog wrote:Im leary of salt away. Not convinced it isnt hard on latex seals. Any evidence to the contrary?


I always fresh water rinse after salt away. I figure the salt away helps break down salt crystals better than just a rinse or a soak, especially when the rinse water will have salt in it anyways.

Especially for my fusion which traps alot between the two layers you cant just rinse out.


I have the Fusion Bullet and have been wondering how other divers soak their dry suit of any brand. How do you close off the seals so that you can submerge the suit in order to soak it. As for the seals, I got ours with silicone seals.

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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by LCF » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:39 pm

I've never soaked a dry suit. I have soaked the exhaust valves, when they got sticky. Otherwise, I just give the thing a good hosing, paying special attention to the zipper and the valves. Seems to work okay for me.
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Re: Soaking Gear

Post by spatman » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:41 pm

LCF wrote:I've never soaked a dry suit. I have soaked the exhaust valves, when they got sticky. Otherwise, I just give the thing a good hosing, paying special attention to the zipper and the valves. Seems to work okay for me.


+1. Never had a problem just hosing it down.
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