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Before I get slaughtered I will NOT try this but curious if possible.  I'm in the wine business and last week had a problem in a stainless steel tank full of wine, although I would never do it I wondered if it is possible to dive in it? :eyecrazy: :boozer: (In practice couldn't do it as I would have to squeeze the kit through the hatch wich is small.)
OK viz would be poor, but would the regs work? The density of standard red wine is lighter than fresh water.
I suppose its the the dive deficiency syndrome begginning to hit  me if I'm thinking of this!
 

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Invite us all over and we'll give it a practical test.
The wine/alcohol might prevent a free-flow if it was really cold, but wouldnt the QA dept have something to say about the odd weight belt at the bottom of the Stainless Food grade tanks?
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A mate of mine did a job in a huge vat of milk(I appre ciate it's not wine but it sure as #### is'nt water!)
It was cheaper for the dairy to pay for a comm.diver(sterilised gear(?),full hat etc)than it was to empty the vat for repair.The vis was nil,altough that's not generally a prob as commies often work in nil vis.The milk had no detrimental effect on the reg.(very old basic 2nd stages on a KBY)etc.He stunk a bit mind.A short term exposure should do the kit no harm,clean it thourghly before and after though.If I were to do it.I'd use an older type basic reg,not a new high performance type thing with knobs on etc.(less tempramental in poor conditions).
I've got to say that I would'nt advise you to do any work yourself,you're doing someone out of a job!More importantly you can get very wrapped up in what you're doing and it can be very diffeent doing a job of work in nil vis than just blowing bubbles in it.Legally you should be ok,I'm not sure,but it's illegal to undertake any work in the UK without an HSE ticket,even then SCUBA's limited to inspection work(with some dispensations).I'd think about whether your insurance would actually cover you too.
HTH,Hobby.
 

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Never mind the scuba, lets test it with snorkel gear first and if we can't fix it we can always use the snorkels as straws to try to lower the level sufficiently. ;)

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How about a vat of champagne then?  Frogs can drink through their skin.  Seems a good way of putting it to the test to me...  :boozer:

(Edited by Frog at 3:23 pm on Feb. 5, 2003)
 

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Classy,  sounds like expensive taste to me.... ;)

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Between Milk and wine I think I'll go for wine.  In case you don't know if you immerse yourself in wine (red) you end up being very pink for a few days, it does a great job in stainning your skin! Trust me the best way to have wine is in a glass, or bottle :boozer:
Empty wine Vats full of water though makes excellent diving practise though
 
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