It's Like The Swedes Have Some Fixation with The Cold . . .

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Here is yet another Rube Goldberg, decades-old cold-water fix from the folks at Poseidon, which was intended to semipermanently replace the top (secondary side, down to the springs) of a regulator, similar to some later designs, from the 2940-80s (Cyklon 300 and Thor) through the 2950-60 series (the Odin and Cyklon 5000).

The idea was to essentially "flood" the secondary side with a 1:1 mix of ethanol and glycerin, which was then kept in check by a captive membrane, which, in turn, was responsive to changes in atmospheric pressure -- essentially, a secondary diaphragm.

During the installation, the IP had to be reset back to specs -- truly a beast in terms of design, but it worked.

Here are some shots of it, mounted on a 2980 body, almost doubling its length (guaranteed to hit the back of your head, something fierce -- and even clunkier on the even larger 2950-60s), along with some disassembled shots, as well as one of the later, far more compact takes on the same thing, with its vented cap (bottom, far right).

With the advent of the MK3 (Xstream), some twenty years ago, all of these became relegated to paperweights -- or formidable weapons, swung in a nylon stocking, like a couple rolls of quarters . . .


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