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How do you secure your wing nuts?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Ryan Neely, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    if you use lock nuts you need sockets/wrenches as they are designed to be semi-permanent.
    If you're taking the STA off after every dive *definitely not necessary in fresh water, leave it fully assembled*, but you'll want the thumbwheels which are way more convenient than the wing nuts. With wing nuts you have 3 pieces that you have to deal with, washer/lock washer/wing nut. With the thumbwheel you just have the thumbwheel
     
  2. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know, with a wingnut driver for hurricane shutters and an impact driver, I think wingnuts could be faster than the thumbwheels.
     
  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    negated by dealing with the two washers underneath it though...
     
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  4. Ryan Neely

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    Thanks guys. @tbone1004 my current "post-dive" set-up requires that I disassemble the BC, otherwise it's too heavy to hang on the bar. I am in the process of building a dive locker at home, but until that's done, disassembling it is. :-D
     
  5. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Plus the driver.
     
  6. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

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    I've used nylon washers between the wing nut and BP. They act as lock washers, dont rust, easy to tighten and remove with just finger strength.
     
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    aside from being much cheaper than the OMS ones, the advantage of the delrin ones is that thread galling isn't liable to happen since there is no metal-metal contact. Downside is you don't have great finger grip on them if you're doing it in gloves when you need to snug/unsnug them, but that's not really an issue for most people
     
  9. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Delrin Thumbwheels as well for this diver like @tbone1004.
     
  10. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Is it Highland that has the delrin ones with "notches" cut in them for grip? I like the idea of those....
     

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