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Unknown parts found in my luggage - Broken?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Joelage, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Joelage

    Joelage Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Greetings brains trust!

    Just got back from a dive trip and found this small part loose in the bag. Not sure where or what it is from. Could this be SCUBA related?

    Photos (Next to a ruler in mm)

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    Looks like a piece from a bottle cap to me.
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  3. stepfen

    stepfen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Greece
    That's 4mm wide - too small for a bottle cap. Maybe a screw cover or rubber leg of a device or something?

    Anyhow, orange color is usually used to attract attention. So if it was part of your Scuba kit you would have noticed it before, wouldn't you?

    I think/guess it would most probably be part of the bag/suitcase or something that accidentally felt inside it during the trip.
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  4. -Moe

    -Moe ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    It's a tracking device. Throw it in a pot of boiling water!
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  5. DreadnoughtNH

    DreadnoughtNH Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Portsmouth, NH
    Looks like HP/LP hose end cover to me.
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  6. Dzydvl33

    Dzydvl33 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Fresno, CA.
    Maybe someone threw it in there to mess with you. Like we use to do to each other when I was younger and building Engines and stuff. Just walk by and add a few little pieces and parts to the bin and then watch them stress when they finish with leftover parts. :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:
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  7. Joelage

    Joelage Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    haha! Thanks for the replies

    I think I found out what it is - It seems that it is the "Relief valve" on the back of the SPG - Which might be an issue, since I figured it out as there is water in the gauge.... not good!

  8. Jonny Wishbone

    Jonny Wishbone Barracuda

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: West Central Florida
    Time for a new gauge......
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    I've not seen a blowout plug that wasn't just a simple stopper. However, forget I said that as I've got a ton (well a few) of BAR SPG I'm having trouble getting rid of of eBay. PM me if you're interested in a used gauge.

    Edit: I stand corrected after checking a few of the gauges I have. A few of them do indeed have a plastic plug and probably as seal around it. If your gauge got salt water in the case it's life expectancy is short-if fresh water it may last a bit longer. However; if the plug blew out there is a defect in the bourdon tube and the gauge is trash. If the plug just fell out you may be able to re-insert it.

    To test for a defective bourdon tube SLOWLY pressurize the gauge with the tank valve open just enough to allow gas into your regulator and gauge. Listen for a tiny hiss coming from the gauge. If you hear one, turn off the pressure and toss the gauge.

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