<font color='#000080'>Can't argue with that Dom[b said:Quote[/b] (Dominic @ June 18 2003,13:34)]Bear in mind, integrated can include the backplate & wing arrangement where the weight is all made up by the steel plate and the P & V weights..
<font color='#000080'>I suspect the problem you had Mika was that your weighting is not quite right yet.[b said:Quote[/b] (mikehammer66 @ June 18 2003,22:06)]Daz, I am really keen 2 see your setup. It seems very straight forward, although I'm interested 2 figure out how I fit more weight within such a setup as I experienced a very tight suit during one of my dives on last weekend => water was sucked into my suit.
<font color='#000080'>Damn you Dom, I got away with playing around with molten lead once and now you've thrown another tempter in there.[b said:
in my pane. But where do I go from there???
so there you go[b said:Quote[/b] ] A bunch of gibberish
<font color='#000080'>Does the beewax make that much difference ?[b said:Quote[/b] (Dominic @ June 19 2003,13:45)]Incidentally, melting lead isn't THAT hardcore.
When I first melted lead I took extreme precautions - thick insulation all over, outdoors in windy conditions, staying upwind, etc.
Last time I melted the stuff, I did it in a t-shirt in the kitchen with a window open.
And the only reason I bothered with THAT was the beeswax I chucked in as a flux smoked rather a lot.
But it DOES help if you know how much lead you need.
If your BCD has a hollow plastic backplate, by the way, you can fill it with resin, pour in lead shot, let it set, and have a funky weighted backplate using only conventional gear )