Posted by Steve on April 28, 2001 at 08:40:09:
In Reply to: Re: freeflows posted by Jeff B on April 27, 2001 at 14:46:59:
"They either have orings, schreader valves or are a needle and seat arrangement, all likely to fail."
The power inflator hoses do have a schraeder valve and ball in channel lock to keep them in place. If these have been failure points during dives I haven't heard it. We all use them on power inflators and dry suits. What I have heard from some techies is regulator freeflows, why? Maybe it's diving into silted out/muddy conditions, I'm not sure but I'll take their word for it. I'm just trying to find ways for me to easily resolve potential problems. If I'm operating in a restricted area and the primary started to freeflow if there was a QD this seems like a quick and easy cure. I don't think there is any product on the market that addresses this idea. I would like to see a second stage that was designed with the QD and not add contraptions to it as you point out. Thanks for your feedback.
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