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OK troops. On the picture above take a wee minute to look at the hose protector. What, actually really quite usefull thing, does this do except "protect your hose?" It's there for all to see. I only learned this the other week.

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Bugger!!!! I thought I was one of the few that new that's what the wee circular bit is for.

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Tells you in the hefty manual you get with any Scubapoor product RTFM

I always take them off anyway and chuck them.
 

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<font color='#000F22'>isn't it so that if you loose a reg you can place your hand on the 1st stage and any hose with a protector on will lead to a reg as opposed to a contents gauge etc......in scubapro theory anyway.


just a guess and I'm sure some-one far more knowledgeable will come along
 

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Mary - nice idea but doesn't explain why my scubapro console thingy came with a hose protector on it - wouldn't want to try breathing from that!

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<font color='#000F22'>see I knew there would be someone more knowledgeable out there


I was just going by my regs but I have a sunnto gauge so hence no protector thingy



Hence........ I my situation my theory above would work  


other than the fact I always have one necklaced anyway....
 

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I've been wondering all these years what that funny little screw thingy that didn't unscrew was for!
 

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Quote[/b] (John Gulliver @ Nov. 07 2003,18:21)]I've been wondering all these years what that funny little screw thingy that didn't unscrew was for!
Thank you john
 
 At least I know it wasn't just me.


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l thought it was a handle for lifting the cylinder or lowering the cylinder to a boat.  
 

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<font color='#F52887'>Its for trapping saltwater under, that way the hose connections will corrode and you will have to buy new ones.
 

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Not unless you unscrew it by the thing that doesn't unscrew and pull it back and rinse underneath...as your mum taught you when you were little..

It does actually stop grating of the hose against the metal...just stops waggling fraying movements. I've seen a hose get sliced, well, slit on a crowded dive boat...simply because there was no hose protector bit...as far as I can see there's no harm in having them but good protection for a vulnerable area.

I hope this post wasn't a piss take...



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Quote[/b] (Garf @ Nov. 08 2003,10:11)]ahhhh, so that's how you take the bloody things off. Ive had one sliding slowly down the host for a few months and haven't been able to figure out how to put it back on properly, or just remove it altogether

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<font color='#0000FF'>slide it up to the top of the hose and put a cable tie on, the hose, that will stop it moving.
 

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Darth,

My wife has just read your signature and concludes that that's the funniest she's seen on YD.

I'm not so sure myself but thought I'd let you know.

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Right I'll explain very slowly for you all as most of you seemed to have missed it. That little "screwy thing that doesn't unscrew" is for holding a spare O-ring in. That's all it does, no more, no less. Capiche!!!

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good call about the cable tie.

Also, and I suspect this is a dumb question. How do you take the bloody things OFF the hose.

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Remove whats at the other end and slide the protector all the way along the hose until it falls off the end opposite the 1st stage.

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my old regs (sherwood brut - yes they were my first ones, cash was tight ok) had two wee coloured rings on them which allegedly meant something to do with the service.  I still had to pay for parts, but it was from deep blue......
 

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Darth,

My wife has just read your signature and concludes that that's the funniest she's seen on YD.

I'm not so sure myself but thought I'd let you know.

Graham
<font color='#0000FF'>it works for me
 
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