I call my new unit the HR2..... I made it from pvc like the last one but this one is much lighter and breathes better in all positions.... there is much less volume in the loop and the counterlungs are as close to my real lungs as is possible.
The counterlung cases are four inches in diameter and the counterlungs
are fourteen inches long.... I had the counterlungs made by Otterbay
wetsuits in Monteray
The addition hoses from the regulators to the loop were made for me by Steve at Aqua divers email@example.com I bought the add hoses from the add valves to the loop from Mcmaster Carr www.mcmaster.com
For addition valves I just used a bc inflator valve on the O2 side and a back up in line regulator on the diluent side.... This greatly reduced clutter and works fine.... see pictures....
The breathing hoses are smaller than on my first unit and I got them from Vintage scuba supply.. http://www.vintagescubasupply.com I'm thinking that maybe a mouthpiece from the old one stage regulators might be a compact mouthpiece instead of using the one I made???? Of course there would be no DSV...
I made the scrubber unit with three... three inch pvc couplings glued together.... there's a half inch pipe going down the inside to near the bottom on the right side.... I cut slots near the bottom of that pipe and glued a cap at the end... on the left side there is a pipe that is shorter and near the top with the same slots and end cap... this forces the gast from the right counterlung to the bottom of the scrubber and up through the material and out the top... When I finally realized I could plumb the counterlungs with the entrance and exit at the same end it bacame a pretty compact and simple unit.... The scrubber holds three and one half pounds of Sofnolime....
The whole unit is mounted on a backplate and harness I got from Pat at Oxycheck http://www.oxycheq.com
I haven't installed the electronics yet but when I do I'm thinking of one of Mark Monroe's new designs... http://www.ppo2.com
Well... I've only had it in the water a couple of times and can't wait to dive it more........ wish me luck.... Thanks... Stan
JW, I recently modified the HR2 (scrubber)..... and took it to 45FFW.... My dive buddy Sara Davison took pictures... Stan
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