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rinsing gear in a drought

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by socaljohn, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. socaljohn

    socaljohn Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern Ca
    Wondering if someone has a low water use way to rinse your gear here in So Cal.
  2. Keith.M

    Keith.M PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Loomis, CA US
    I use a 30 gal bin that I fill with less than 20 gal of water and use that to rinse.

    Let's keep hoping for rain.
  3. socaldiver2

    socaldiver2 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern California
    I just hose it off. You could always just put it in the shower with you. :)

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  4. muzikbiz22

    muzikbiz22 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Southern California
    I've thought about this. I usually do a "wholesale rinse" of gear & camera rig in my driveway after a day of diving. The hose usually stays on for a good 15 to 20 minutes'ish. I now turn the hose off when not using, and on when I need. I still fill up a small rinse bucket, as well to soak regs, housings, dive computer, etc. With that said, I live alone and am "just waiting for one of my neighbors to say something" about me rinsing gear. Mind you all my immediate neighbors have no less than 3 people living under one roof. My point being my water bill undoubtedly is WAY LESS than everyone else. But yes, I am conscious or our "lack of water", especially here in California.
  5. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cerritos, CA
    There's no drought. It's a conserberal lie.....sorry.

    I reuse my rinse tub until it scares me. Usually by the third rinse.
    muzikbiz22 likes this.
  6. SKMoss

    SKMoss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: So Cal
    Like most, i just use a small trash can full about 1/2 with water, then final rinse. If I was really worried, I'd just us my shower.
  7. KevinG58

    KevinG58 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vallejo California USA
    My rinse water gets drained / dumped on my lawn and a planter. Don't leave the hose running and I can almost always do all my gear with one fill.
    raftingtigger likes this.
  8. HBDiveGirl

    HBDiveGirl DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Underwater SoCal. There's no place I'd rather be
    Go cave diving in Florida?
    DownDiver, AfterDark and undrwater like this.
  9. miked

    miked Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Park Ridge NJ
    During a drought in NJ-during the 1970s-people used the "hose on-hose off" method, the bucket method, and the "in the shower" method already described. One guy took it a step further: he used the bucket method, then (as lawn watering was prohibited) he used the leftover water to fill the toilet tank as needed.He claimed that it saved "quite a bit" of water, and got his gear cleaned, too.
  10. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    I'm soaking my BC, gauges, similar and reg in a garage sink with very warm water (reg hooked up to pony) then after removing them to dry I've been re-using that water to soak wetsuit and hood & booties...I figure the water will be slightly saltier than original tap but probably that miniscule amount of salt is harmless on wetsuit & booties.
    KevinG58 likes this.

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