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Cleaning Regs w/ quickdisconnects

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    I use a OTS ffm with a quick disconnect attached to the reg portion. The manufacturer recommends soaking it in warm water for an hour after use for cleaning. My question is when the quick disconnect is used, separating the two parts, will water enter the reg or LP hose? here is the model
    XS scuba quick disconnect in SS
    *and no, there is no manual for the QD
    thanks <TG>:idk:
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    hose side is a shut off so it can't enter the hose
    The reg side is not, but if you put the nipple in first and don't rotate it, it will be fine
     
  3. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Why not simply soak the mask, in situ, while everything remains pressurized? That's what I typically do.

    I have "quick connects" on a couple of full-face masks and only disassemble them for storage; or, to exchange one for the other . . .
     
  4. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    could do that but one of my electric water heaters the line broke so no hot water outside:coffee: and wouldn't like to carry tanks through the house....
    as for @tbone1004 by nipple you mean like one of the little red rubber bits that come with LP hoses?
     
  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    no, just the male side of the QD, often called a nipple
     
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