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USELESS GADGET: Where can I get one ??

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by shark_tamer, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. shark_tamer

    shark_tamer Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    Yeap,

    This gadget is completly useless ... but I would really like to buy a couple !!! :D

    Getting ready for a dive last year, this guy pulls out his gear and he had a similar gadget attached to his reg.

    But the one he had read

    REMOVE BEFORE DIVING​


    :coffee: Anybody knows who sells this ????
     

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  2. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: On a large pile of smokin' A'a, the most isolated
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    In the case of the diver it was likely a plastic tab designed to keep the 2nd stage valve in the open position by holding the inhalation diaphragm depressed.
     
  3. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
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    Is that like the tag on the baby stroller that says "Remove Baby Before Folding" ...

    :confused:
     
  4. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Location: San Diego, Ca.
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    That would work well on a snorkel

    :wink:
     
  5. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Boca Raton, FL
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    You know this gets into a srnsitive area, and that's getting it right every time. This is when if you effup, someone dies. So in the military, you see a lot of "Remove Before <insert evolution>".
    There are applications in the 1st Civ Div as well, especially when there are a number of pre-dive steps to be taken. Watch an underwater photographer jump through the humps or a rebreather diver. Mess up and you flood a $10,000 rig or priceless lungs.
    So this guy with the tag on his octo - well that's kinda funny... but start combining camera/hunting/rebreather diving and trying not to hold up the launch queue on the boat, and you can begin maybe to see some potential for totally avoidable disaster.
    I read somewhere the story of a boatload of tech guys all racing to be first off the boat on a 200' dive. Problem was, the guy who won took a shortcut by not turning on his gas and the number of successful descent did not equal the number of successful ascents. Big oops there.
     
  6. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roswell/Alpharetta, GA
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    Looks a whole lot like the tag that was attached to the pitot tube cover of one of my UH-1's that I flew in the Sunny South Eastern War Games way back when.

    If you didn't take the cover off the pitot tube, your airspeed indicator wouldn't work.

    the K-iller Spade 13
     
  7. Tom Smedley

    Tom Smedley Tommy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Montgomery, AL
    2,272
    50
    This is a flag to mark that the pitot tube on an aircraft is plugged. Probably to keep dirt daubers from building in the tube while the aircraft is idle. You can get one by doing a Google search on any number of private pilot supply companies.
     
  8. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Roswell/Alpharetta, GA
    11,156
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    Tom,

    You're soooo right. Down at Ft. Rucker, Alabama many, many years ago there was always a problem with "dirt daubers". Any place they could find to build a mud nest in a pre-constructed hole was a divine haven for them. Any time a pitot tube cover was left off for any extended period of time, guess what got built inside ?????

    the K-iller Spade 13
     
  10. Tom Smedley

    Tom Smedley Tommy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Montgomery, AL
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    I'm an expert on dirt daubers. My tractor has nests in every available hole. I am a master at cleaning out dirt dauber nests.

     

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