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Setting up hoses on a doubles set.

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by TheCanuck, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. TheCanuck

    TheCanuck Registered

    That's how I set it up. I will probably get a shoter LPI hose than the one provided with my wing. I think I'll probably switch the hose on the other side on my secondary and not loop it behind my neck. Seems like it would put unneeded stress on the hose, and since the XTX regs are reversible, I don't see why not. It would still run form the back up post.
  2. TheCanuck

    TheCanuck Registered

    Absolutely, however, I like having at least a small clue when doing something new. Showing up with the gear properly set up or at least, damn close to what he's likely to have me set my gear like, and knowing why is part of that.

    For what it's worth, my instructor is both a TDI and IANTD instructor, so we'll see if he has a way he wants gear set up in accordance to any possible TDI guidelines.
  3. BDub

    BDub Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Downtown Seattle
    No reasoning behind the diaphragm/piston on left/right. I had both so I used 1 of each to illustrate hose routing only.
  4. craracer

    craracer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I have no freaking idea what I was thinking about when I typed what I did. Post edited, and I admit fully to being a complete moron. :shakehead:
  5. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

    Lol, we all post silly things late at night sometimes. No worries!
  6. craracer

    craracer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Feel free to put me on the "Top idiots I'd never ever dive with" list.:shakehead:
  7. Ben_ca

    Ben_ca Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SF Bay Area
    ok then... I would hate for you to miss out on a detailed instructor led discussion on what is rigged where, how and why... as you see in this thread there are already some differences of opinion. He might take a look at your rig and assume you already know the what/where/how & why of the setup.
  8. TheCanuck

    TheCanuck Registered

    We already discussed that this is my first bp/w, thanks for the concern anyways. The guy is a great instructor so this should be a good day
  9. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
    Shorter LPI can be nice, just be sure that it matches the size of the corrogated hose. I like shorter corrogated (and matching LPI). Less dangling.

    There's probably a few arguements against routing the secondary reg around from the left, but those are mostly going to come from a technical diving perspective. The only rec issue I can think of from the top of my mind is that it would complicate remove/replace of the scuba unit, as you would normally remove this from the left side first... possibly some confusion with a long hose, if you're using that also, as you'd have a hose flowing around where the long hose was looped.
  10. Ste Wart

    Ste Wart Master Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: England
    The rationale for crossing hoses behind the head is that it possibly allows you to hear bubbles coming from the hoses easier.

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