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Here is something I learned today about DIN plugs

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by pauldw, May 27, 2020.

  1. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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    I’ve had tank valves open rattling around in the trunk and have friends whose tank valves got deformed (“mushroomed”) sliding around in truck beds. Metal plugs solve both problems but I do suggest brass chrome-plates ones (others are stainless) for salt water and relief-valve versions for O2 bottles. Never had a hard time removing a stuck unvented plug with a 1” wrench but if you don’t have one you’re SOL.
     
  2. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    17,219
    13,613
    Uh, what?

    Are you seriously saying that you and your friends routinely drive around with your cars and trucks loaded with high pressure gas tanks that aren't tied down safely?
     
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  3. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia.
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    Thanks for posting on the 100% That's a huge factor to always take into consideration.
    I've seen a lot of careless divers, and how shall I say "Simple." accidents where a tank has fallen and damaged the valve.
    (It doesn't take much.)
    I use "Highland." plugs that have a relief, and are of high quality. I use them in "All." my tanks. I sometimes use the "Inserts." in my Oxygen bottles. Whether, plug, or insert, I strictly use them for valve protection "Only." I am not concerned about air loss, dust, debris, or insects.
    I do NOT batten them down.
    Cheers. Screenshot_20200530-213211.jpg
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  4. p_kos

    p_kos Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
    340
    300
     
  5. CaveSloth

    CaveSloth Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: The Deep South
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    209
    Can you please recommend a convenient way to secure tanks in the back of a 2016 RAV4?
     
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  6. Umuntu

    Umuntu Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Traveller
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    484

    Pool Noodles/Pipe insulation, Rope, Bungee cord and some imagination ...
     
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  7. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    17,219
    13,613
    I've made a rope ladder from a piece of rope and some pieces of wood. Stack the tanks with the bottom against the rear seat back, load other stuff on top. Those tanks aren't going anywhere unless I roll over. My current car has D-rings for strapping down baggage, and a ratchet strap across the tanks secures them even more.
     
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  8. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    17,219
    13,613
    Then don't blame the DIN valves
     
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  9. Zieg

    Zieg Contributor

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    This works for me.
     

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  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
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