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Frequent CCR divers, what do you do between dives?

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by doctormike, Jun 14, 2021.

Frequent divers - what do you do to clean your CCR between dives (apart from sorb dump question)

  1. Complete disassembly, freshwater rinse, sterilize loop

    18 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. Complete disassembly, freshwater rinse

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. Leave assembled, freshwater rinse, sterilize loop

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. Leave assembled, freshwater rinse

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Something else (specify)

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,258
    6,053
    "Other"
    If I dive saturday and sunday I just refill the tanks as needed and away I go for day 2.

    If I am not diving until next weekend I dunk the loop hoses, BOV, and CLs in steramine and hang up to dry. In my climate they can stay wet for days.
     
  2. JonG1

    JonG1 Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Glossop UK
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    124
    Are there any cases of anyone catching anything from their own unit that have been recorded anywhwere?
     
  3. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    1,002
    749
    A significant benefit of a Revo - there's two great big scrubber-sized holes to let the lungs dry.
     
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  4. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,258
    6,053
    How do you tell where they got sick from? People get respiratory illnesses all the time (at least before we started routine mask wearing).

    Personally I have seen the flappers in units owned by "rinse only" people and they are disgusting. The little bits of green ick also raise the specter of leaking. Steramine is cheap, harmless to rubber and fabrics, and avoids both of these problems.
     
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  5. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Correct. In Arizona, with the scrubbers out, even inside my house, the counterlungs are dry in 30 minutes after mopping up any puddles. If I go through and hose the guts out it might take 2 hours.
     
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  6. flymolo

    flymolo DIR Practitioner

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    I manage to rinse plenty of gunk out of my counterlungs and loop after just a couple hours of diving. I’d hate to imagine what might grow if I just left it in there.
     
  7. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    1,002
    749
    Mushrooms? Nom nom nom.
     
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  8. macado

    macado Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Salem, MA (North of Boston)
    1,313
    799
    I've seen some pretty nasty looking gunk/goop come out of counterlungs and witnessed two people get lung infections (Not 100% confirmed if it was from rebreather but highly suspect)
     
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  9. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    1,002
    749
    Personally, I see it as self-evident that I don't really want to breathe from a bag containing some sceptic gunge. Not only that, but I don't want to swallow it either (it's a Revo - liquid in the exhale lung runs down the exhale hose and sits against the mushroom valve bubbling.

    Definitely interested in any tales people have.
     
  10. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
    5,835
    7,526
    On the inside of the lungs?
     

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