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Hose length...?

Discussion in 'Dry Suits' started by VintageGt, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. VintageGt

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    guys...open water done, onto advanced open water this spring and then into the world of dry suits soon after.

    I own a dry suit already as I was very fortunate to be given one by an ex diving colleague but I need to look at acquiring a hose for it. It’s an Apeks CEJN type that I need but my question is, what length should l look to get?

    It seems people route their dry suit hose differently so it may depend on that. I wear a BCD and not a wing which may influence the route of the hose but I just wondered what you guys thought in the way of advice for when I do don the dry suit in anger for the first time!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Mako-JD

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    Bit subjective would depend on your girth :) mine is 26".....

    Not to be read out of context...(yea i wish)
     
  3. Wibble

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    Not too tight, not too loose. Mine's routed behind my shoulder, under my armpit and through the (one piece) harness. I prefer a bit of slack as I use the drysuit inflation hose to inflate my SMB.
     
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  4. VintageGt

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    Haha...my girth is quite slight I’m pleased to say (in this case!). I’m 5” 10 and 3
     
  5. VintageGt

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    Might have to go to a shop and try a couple for approximate length I guess. Hard to tell until I give it a go I suppose.
    I’d be the same, too tight is obviously no good but excess slack hanging about would be a pain too
     
  6. Wibble

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    It's not like the BCD hose which has to be the right length; there can be some leeway. But it can't be too short as it won't reach.
     
  7. VintageGt

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    I think I’m best off a bit long then. 71cms seems a common length that’s classed as ‘long’ in the descriptions so may give that a shot
     
  8. Wibble

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    The worst that can happen is you need to get another hose. Oh look, a spare:)

    BTW it's best to have the 'BCD' inflators style nipple on the drysuit. Means you don't need two types of hose - and you can get adapters from a normal regulator hose to inflators nipple. (Can never remember the names of the nipples)
     
  9. VintageGt

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    Ah, I didn’t know you could get adapters for them. I already have 2 hoses that fit my BCD so that would negate the need for any other hose. I’ll have a look for these. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    That will convert a standard regulator hose to a normal bcd hose. It won't attach to your CEJN inflator.

    I think what you need is to change the nipple on the drysuit inflator from the CEJN type to a Seatec type, which is the usual BCD fitting. You said you have two BCD hoses. Is one of them long enough to use as a drysuit hose?

    This is what you need

    http://www.godive.net/go-dive/spares-and-repairs/inflator-nipple/

    Select the Seatec option from the drop down box.

    Sent from my SM-T580 using Tapatalk
     
  13. VintageGt

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    Thanks Splinter, that’s a very good point and when I’ve looked, no. It’ll not be long enough so I guess I’ve got a spare BC hose and will need to buy a hose for the dry suit.

    Seems completely obvious but I never even thought to check that so very grateful for that!
     

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