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Apparently that was the design virtues of the larger hoses. I don’t really think it made much difference to sport diving. It may have been a compliment to operating comp. air tools when commercial diving. AFAIC...more complicated parts needing adapters later when these parts are no longer ‘the standard’.Back to the one apparently different mechanical feature… has anyone seen a difference using the large bore hose going to their primary second stage? The advert claimed larger bore meant you could move a larger volume of air. Was this just hype, or is there an advantage (however slight) to the larger bore LP hose? I’ve discovered that I have a Conshelf 1st with the large bore HP port and an extra large bore LP port!?!? Somebody at AL must have been smoking left handed cigarettes that day. Or was the extra large LP port for use inflating a dry suit, or some other special purpose?
Now I am getting the ‘lowdown’ …a positive feature on working dives when you need it!!…Having used the Conshelf SE [with 1/2 inch LP hoses] for commercial scuba work, I can confirm that it is one of the driest breathing regulators of all times. Plus it simply can not be over worked, at least not down to 200'. Of all my regulators, the Connie SE is my 'go to' workhorse when I need to guarantee lots of airflow. Definitely not a gimmick.
…no offense taken here, ‘froggie’ much like yourself, I want to learn more about the gear I trust and how it is ‘tried and true’ I am glad you have followed the same quest and allowing others to pass along their knowledge. Your Conshelf Quest will be fruitful, I believe. Keep up the good researching. . g f i t p..@iain/hsm, first let me thank you profusely for the wealth of information you have provided. I know I will be sifting through, rereading, and absorbing this knowledge for a while!
Second, if my tone sounded too flip or disrespectful, please forgive… I sometimes get a little carried away with some of my comments. No offense intended. I have a long-standing attachment to what is now Aqua Lung here and had US Divers gear before it became the sissified stuff it has now become. My preferred reg rig involves a 1085 box in front and one of the Conshelf series of 1st stages with a single HP and 4 LP ports on my tank behind me.
I’m an aging recreational diver, so that probably makes me enough a dilettante to sometimes stir up irritation among serious divers, but I’m just having fun while I still can… no offense intended.
Anyway, all that said, thanks again to all of you who have contributed so much to my search for information about the elusive Conshelf 30
Touche’, my friend. I believe you have ‘Your’ ultimate setup that will serve you for many years yet to come.…only suggestion (… may have mentioned this before…) keep a spare, working second stage and both HP & LP hoses in addition to any. ‘O’ rings, straps, fin retainers as well as a couple of dive knife/tools and a tool kit. That should save almost any O W dive or your ‘group’s’ dive. Pleasant adventures my friend…hope to connect up w/you this summer or spring on a trip. Lord willingOK, this thread has filled in the gaps on my information on my beloved Conshelf series. Thinking of my personal use, I’m going to be using one USD 1st with 1 HP and 4 similar LP ports, and one with 1HP, 1 large LP and 3 “standard” LP ports. I will add to these 4 metal type 1085 seconds of various eras (but all having the later, large exhaust valve).
Other than a few variances in length and color for the mid-pressure hoses, they can all be alike except for one unique big bore hose, which will probably be my go to. One reg set to dive, one complete for backup.
I like a wrist mount computer (non AI) so I think I’ll put a basic SPG in a rubber boot on each rig. For casual, warm water, recreational diving by an old man, that should pretty much be all that’s needed.
Again, thanks to all who have participated in this exercise and have been so helpful filling in pieces of my self imposed puzzle.
…spoke to Ray of CBDC in Va Bch… his boss ( dive shop mgr. ) said to pack his stuff and go diving for a week or so. He is leaving this afternoon. …wish I was ready and could go as well. …I am jealous. Bon voyage R M. …Touche’, my friend. I believe you have ‘Your’ ultimate setup that will serve you for many years yet to come.…only suggestion (… may have mentioned this before…) keep a spare, working second stage and both HP & LP hoses in addition to any. ‘O’ rings, straps, fin retainers as well as a couple of dive knife/tools and a tool kit. That should save almost any O W dive or your ‘group’s’ dive. Pleasant adventures my friend…hope to connect up w/you this summer or spring on a trip. Lord willing
g f i t p
The intermediate low pressure hose back then was supplied by The Gates Rubber CompanyOther than a few variances in length and color for the mid-pressure hoses, they can all be alike except for one unique big bore hose, which will probably be my go to. One reg set to dive, one complete for backup.