Arranging Hoses




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After I decided to fit an extra diluent regulator located on my right site, I started the need to rearrange my hoses in a better way. Here you find some pictures how I accomplished this.

This is the right site of my RB. You can see why I need to arrange things a little bit. Diluent regulator - Oxygen regulator - Pressure Gauge- Oxygen inflator hose - Right Handset hose, so 5 hoses located on my left. My solution is of course very personal.
A small extra detail. Here you see the shut off valve of the oxygen regulator.
First of all you need a few 2" long shackles
And a few of these clips, sold for clipping on the spare (octopus) regulatorhose
Now you cut off all extra plastic until something like this is left. Smooth the edges if you don't want to be cut.
Now you can fit the shackle exactly in the hose holder
This way it will fit your set without damaging anything 
Fit the bolt in the shackle. You could consider to turn the shackle 180 degrees, then the eyed bold will point to the inside
Now, if you fit three of these you will be able to arrange a hoses
Pressure gauge and Oxygen regulator
I have the second diluent Regulator (first is the auto air) on my right shoulder
And here are some pictures sent to me by Stephan Bird

Gauge and manual feed hoses exit from inside edge of the couterlungs, leaving nothing to get hung up. Hoses pass between the harness and the counterlungs.

Only the right hand side handset remains in the original position, the O2 bailout regulator is clipped off to the D ring on the BC, with the hose stuffed behind the BC and harness, just pull to deploy. The torch bracket can be seen here.

Only the left hand side handset remains in the original position. The direct feed and AutoAir are sleeve with neoprene to reduce the risk of handups, they are cliipped off when not in use. The Argon cylinder is in the cut down pony bag which works well and saves drilling the case to accept a bracket. In the centre of the picture you can see the drysuit hose connector which comes from the Argon cylinder regulator, passes up behind the cylinder, then over my shoulder, and then down to the drysuit connector between the counterlungs, this keeps it neat and out of the way.


I clip both handsets together in the water, so that you can grab the clip and read both handsets with one hand. they can be clipped to a crotch strap D ring with a retractable lanyard so they don't hang down in the way. The gauges when pressurised sit up against your body, so do not get in the way either.




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