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LanceRiley

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I noticed in the gue page . A single tank was setup was that the stage 1 wasnt attached vertically it was tilted to the left. I assume the stage 1 had a 5th bottom port to attach the long hose for better routing.

I have a mk17 that doesnt have a 5th port. If i tilt it to the right all my stage 2 hoses will have good routing. But my spg hose port in the left will have to come up then down.

If i cant the 1st stage to the left, all my lp ports will be biased up

Help me out here guys. Or should i just get a longer spg hose? Presently 24in
 

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When diving single tank all your hoses route normally. You leave the 1st stage mounted vertically.

In a doubles configuration you would typically turn it sideways to aid in hose routing. This is done as the hoses cross in the back.
Hose Routing for MK17?
 
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When diving single tank all your hoses route normally. You leave the 1st stage mounted vertically.

In a doubles configuration you would typically turn it sideways to aid in hose routing. This is done as the hoses cross in the back.
Hose Routing for MK17?
ive understood the tilting when it comes to doubles.

its just that i came upon a pic of a tilted 1st stage in gue website on a single tank. i have to admit it will improve hose routing a bit.
 

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It will not improve hose routing on a single cylinder MK17. Two second stages out of the right side, BC inflator on the lower of the left side, HP hose on left side (as worn). Environmental fins route down towards the cylinder. Don’t over complicate this.
 
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It will not improve hose routing on a single cylinder MK17. Two second stages out of the right side, BC inflator on the lower of the left side, HP hose on left side (as worn). Environmental fins route down towards the cylinder. Don’t over complicate this.

Tried that fins down. The upper port will be angled upward. If i put the 22in there the hose wont rest on my shoulder it will float above shoulder
 
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It will not improve hose routing on a single cylinder MK17. Two second stages out of the right side, BC inflator on the lower of the left side, HP hose on left side (as worn). Environmental fins route down towards the cylinder. Don’t over complicate this.

Pix perhaps?
 

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It will not improve hose routing on a single cylinder MK17. Two second stages out of the right side, BC inflator on the lower of the left side, HP hose on left side (as worn). Environmental fins route down towards the cylinder. Don’t over complicate this.

Most GUE guys dive single tanks with mk25s, since they use it for their doubles. I would say it would be more streamline, having said that, mk17 is perfectly suitable for a first stage as well, nothing wrong with it. The preferred setup is shown below:
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credits to Will Zhou, GUE instructor
 

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Most GUE guys dive single tanks with mk25s, since they use it for their doubles. I would say it would be more streamline, having said that, mk17 is perfectly suitable for a first stage as well, nothing wrong with it. The preferred setup is shown below: View attachment 571311
credits to Will Zhou, GUE instructor

Thats a mk25.

Mk17 doesnt have the Lp port at the bottom
 

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I noticed in the gue page . A single tank was setup was that the stage 1 wasnt attached vertically it was tilted to the left. I assume the stage 1 had a 5th bottom port to attach the long hose for better routing.

I have a mk17 that doesnt have a 5th port. If i tilt it to the right all my stage 2 hoses will have good routing. But my spg hose port in the left will have to come up then down.

If i cant the 1st stage to the left, all my lp ports will be biased up

Help me out here guys. Or should i just get a longer spg hose? Presently 24in

just run it vertical like you have been. There's nothing "better" that can be done with that style first stage unfortunately. Nothing wrong with it, just limited on hose routing options
 
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