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Kahuna

RO# 12514

Posted - Jul 20 2009 :  15:29:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone used one of the Hookah systems for hull cleaning and maintenance? If so, what is your experience with them?
Tim Pierce

Homeport: Cincinnati, Ohio

bazza

RO# 19536

Posted - Jul 22 2009 :  21:55:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh boy, here we go again! ever heard of a can of worms?


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cmariner32

RO# 7269

Posted - Jul 22 2009 :  23:27:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never did get a reply to my query about what is wrong with using a hookah and a oilless compressor. I have been using a hookah regulator and airline hooked up to a Huffy oiless compressor for several years now. I have an inline air filter right before the regulator as a safety precaution. I'm never more than 6-8 ft under water and it works fine for me. I'll be interested in what others have to say.

The only thing that works on an old boat.....is the Owner.

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KiDa

RO# 16492



Posted - Jul 22 2009 :  23:30:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see a lot of pool liner repairs done with this system. Max I have seen is ~ 8 feet.

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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Jul 22 2009 :  23:55:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Has anyone used one of the Hookah systems for hull cleaning and maintenance? If so, what is your experience with them?"

Scroll down the thread list a bit Tim.

"I never did get a reply to my query about what is wrong with using a hookah and a oilless compressor."

Because there is nothing wrong with it. They are sold and used day in and day out. And nobody dies from just using an oiless compressor to breath off of.



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Sea Gull

RO# 11632

Posted - Jul 23 2009 :  14:21:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why not just rig a long hose between the 1st and 2nd stage then leave the tank on the boat? I dive for boat maintenance with no BC, but with fins, gloves and suit to match conditions and just enough weight to keep me neutral at 5'.


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rnbenton

RO# 31163



Posted - Jul 23 2009 :  15:12:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Surface oilless compressers operate at a very low PSI so should not be a problem at very shallow depths, less than 33' (1 BAR)

The real danger with oil is when it is inhaled at depth, under high pressure such as the 3000 or so PSI of a SCUBA tank. It then atomizes and saturates the lung tissue causing almost certain asphyxiation. Then to complicate matters as you ascend the lung re-expands pulling the oil residue even deeper into the lung tissue. NOT good.

Bob


Key West 196 Bay Reef, 150 Yamaha
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Edited by - rnbenton on Jul 23 2009 15:14:55

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Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Jul 25 2009 :  22:41:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to mention lipoid pneumonia from the oil.


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