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Peeing in a dry suit

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Painter, May 6, 2019.

  1. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    Vodka is only 40%, you need at least 60% to sterilize.
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  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    The stuff I’ve got is 70%. I found it in March, got several bottles, and I’ve been careful with use.

    Others use Steramine, which is often used to clean the loop on RB. You can get it on DGX and it’s fairly cheap.
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  3. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
    Back when I dived dry exclusively I always "plumbed up". For me the key to preventing a UTI was:
    (1) I used an unbalanced pee valve. Easier to keep clean as there is no balancing mechanism that likes to trap and grow bacteria. Just a straight tube from one end to the other.
    (2) I flushed everything immediately post dive with water initially and then a 2nd flush with a mixture of 33/33/33 parts alcohol/white vinegar/hydrogen peroxide.

    I never had a UTI in over 500 dry dives.
  4. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Contributor

    It's not the end of the world to take apart a p valve every so often either. I can only speak for the Trigon, but it's stupid simple to disassemble. I might do it in a few months just to gauge how my post dive "flush" is working.
  5. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

    They make adaptors.

    I thought you were in AZ? Or I am thinking of someone else.
  6. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
    She Pee

  7. vioch

    vioch DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St.Petersburg Russia, Vladimir Ioch
    We use Chlorhexidine Gluconate as p-valve desinfectant.
  8. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    I was. I moved about 6 years ago. So much nicer here!
    She-p is complicaed compared to a condom cath. Trust me on that.
  9. BoltSnap

    BoltSnap Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    We are lucky, fortunate and even happy about it for sure :)
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  10. rduquesnoy

    rduquesnoy Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Netherlands
    It can be a bit of a fuss to get rid of the remaining glue but I'm very happy that the she-p exists. When I have planned multiple dives on one day I like it that I can keep my drysuit onbetween dives.

    Besides that, the alternatives don't seem that much more appealing to me :).

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