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Finaly an affordable rebreather:

Postby aquakiwi » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:43 pm

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Postby tazbubz » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:56 pm

mmmm a nice cup of coffee at 30m....
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Postby ScubaDog » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:53 am

Arr the clasic Fenzy, Oxygen rebreather good to 6m - not so good for coffee at 30m :-)
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Postby Packhorse » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:36 am

Looks a little scary. No return hose for your breathing mix.
There are plans on the net for a $3 rebreather.
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Postby nathanbarlow » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:57 pm

Ive heard of something called the D5, a side-slung rebreather design that has been tested to 65m.

I think there's a reason why people pay thousands for a commercial product though. :wink:
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Postby Gregv » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:15 pm

I always liked Will Smithers' TP2000 - if for nothing else, because of the roll of toilet paper used as an integral part of the design.

http://www.nwdesigns.com/rebreathers/TP2000/Default.htm
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Postby Andy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:50 pm

Nice one, Greg....!

Do you know if the counterlungs really are made from a tyre inner tube, or do they just look like it!?
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Postby Gregv » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:56 pm

Really from inner tube I think...would have taken some scrubbing to get the rubber smell to a bearable level.

Bit like rebreathing the hot water bottle in the bathtub I guess.

(What, you didn't do that as a kid?)
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Postby Dr Simon Mitchell » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:44 pm

Gregv wrote:Bit like rebreathing the hot water bottle in the bathtub I guess.


I did actually, and until now have never met anyone else who admitted to it. Lucky we didn't drown.

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Postby Andy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:56 pm

Dr Simon Mitchell wrote:
Gregv wrote:Bit like rebreathing the hot water bottle in the bathtub I guess.


I did actually, and until now have never met anyone else who admitted to it. Lucky we didn't drown.


I love moments like this. Just look how far we have come! :lol:
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Postby ScubaDog » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:47 am

Gregv wrote:Bit like rebreathing the hot water bottle in the bathtub I guess.

(What, you didn't do that as a kid?)


Ha ha ha ha ha

I never thought of doing that - so is this a right of passage for rebreather divers? and is that why I don't have one? not just because of the cost.

Mind you when I was a kid I watched a program on human anatomy and because of that I wanted to find out exactly how big my oesophagus was, by chopping cheese into little blocks each slightly bigger than the last and swallowing them. Talk about not thinking through the consequences - of cause one got stuck, lucky for me mum knew the heimlich maneuver :-). I now wonder if that was an earlier indicator of my future career.
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Postby gingerninja » Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:57 am

ScubaDog wrote:
Gregv wrote:Bit like rebreathing the hot water bottle in the bathtub I guess.

(What, you didn't do that as a kid?)


Ha ha ha ha ha

I never thought of doing that - so is this a right of passage for rebreather divers? and is that why I don't have one? not just because of the cost.

Mind you when I was a kid I watched a program on human anatomy and because of that I wanted to find out exactly how big my oesophagus was, by chopping cheese into little blocks each slightly bigger than the last and swallowing them. Talk about not thinking through the consequences - of cause one got stuck, lucky for me mum knew the heimlich maneuver :-). I now wonder if that was an earlier indicator of my future career.


What, cheese muncher? :wink:
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Postby Andy » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:11 pm

ScubaDog wrote:Mind you when I was a kid I watched a program on human anatomy and because of that I wanted to find out exactly how big my oesophagus was, by chopping cheese into little blocks each slightly bigger than the last and swallowing them. Talk about not thinking through the consequences - of cause one got stuck, lucky for me mum knew the heimlich maneuver :-).



Out of curiousity, just how old were you at the time??? :?

I'm amazed that you made it through childhood - not that I was any better, mind you. Looking back at some of our home bodged bicycle modifications I'm continually surprised I made it the adulthood.

The best (worst!?) was an attempt to fix a lawnmower engine to a 5 speed racing bike with cowhorn handlebars. Doomed to failure from the beginning, and there was very definitely tears involved. :shock:
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Postby ScubaDog » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:35 pm

I was about 6 at the time I think, and when I left school I jointed the army as a medic.

Also fell off the roof when I was 2, funny enough landed on my head - no damage there. Come to think of it fell off a lot of things, several cliffs, Mt Cook, out of bed several times (either kicked out or drunk). Go figure.
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Postby nathanbarlow » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:41 pm

falling off Mt Cook sounds like quite an achievement :P
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