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converting valve from LH to RH?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by stepfen, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Scubagaskets

    Scubagaskets Nassau Grouper

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  2. stepfen

    stepfen Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Greece
    Thanks for all the answers. It's clear now that it can't be converted, so I won't disassemble it.

    The reason I prefer the valve on the right side is because I already have some trouble reaching the valve on the right side and I am right handed (I don't want to open this discussion, but I like to be able to reach my valves).
    I haven't tried on the left side but I guess that with left hand it will be even worst for me.

    Using mixed configurations (one tank with left one with right) might also lead to confusion in case of an emergency (am I using the tank with the left valve or the right?)

    I will do some dives with it to try it. Worst case I will get a new valve or exchange it. My LDS has several twins, h valves etc, hence they might be interested for an exchange.

    Thanks for all replies.
  3. In2theabyss

    In2theabyss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Melbourne Bch FL
    Just use it as it is...I have tanks set up for doubles I use consistantly. Just need to remember which side the valve is on when diving!
  4. grf88

    grf88 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    Find someone who is switching from backmount to sidemount and do a straight trade.
  5. stepfen

    stepfen Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Greece
    In the morning I asked a much more technically inclined (in the general sense - he is not a diver) friend of mine about it. I sent him in Viber the first picture:
    In two minutes he replied Problem solved!

  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Photoshop can be used for SCUBA gear! Who'd a thunk it?
    dead dog likes this.

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