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single or double inflator hose?

Post Number:#1  Postby dp » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:35 pm

have been reading about the the usage of double (or redundant) inflator hoses when doing twins.

hence what the question to our tech sifus out there:

which is better or recommended?


mucho thanks in advance.
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Re: single or double inflator hose?

Post Number:#2  Postby LaraCroft » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:28 pm

deepblu wrote:have been reading about the the usage of double (or redundant) inflator hoses when doing twins.

hence what the question to our tech sifus out there:

which is better or recommended?


mucho thanks in advance.


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Re: single or double inflator hose?

Post Number:#3  Postby aquaholic » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:51 pm

My personal objective is to always keep my kit config simple, and anything you do to change it has to still complement the rest of your kit.

E.g. If you are using twin alu,
- the positive bouyouncy of the alu tanks (starts to be positive when half full) mean you don't really need much lift
- therefore it is highly unlikely that you will need to use the extra inflator
- the extra inflator also means you have another potential failure point (imagine slow leak into your bladder - difficult to detect) and another dangly bit to manage

In addition, figure out your back up plans in case your single inflator goes awry (before deciding to get another inflator)
- inflator stuck open: remove inflator hose and manually inflate bladder
- inflator stuck close: manually inflate bladder, swim up and/or ditch weight
- inflator hose blown: close affected post, change reg is necessary and manually inflate bladder

Weigh the two together, then decide whether you are willing to live with the risk of having a single inflator.

p/s - I assume you did not meant double/redundant bladder, which is another separate topic and only used if you are very negatively weighted with multiple (more than 4 I guess) tanks
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