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How to Make a Debris Collection Hanger
Airworks - 10/11/2020 12:28 PM
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How to Make a Debris Collection HangerI’m a big fan of the "dive against debris" idea, and have been using an efficient method to extract a significant amount of trash and debris from a local quarry. I’ve called it a Debris Collection Hanger (DCH), and it has proven to be very helpful in collecting and removing larger-sized debris in just one dive. A mesh bag can be attached to it for smaller items. Not sure if anyone else is using a similar setup (didn’t find anything comparable in Google Images), but thought it might come in handy if you are committed to cleaning up underwater environments.
Both sides of the metal mesh platform can be used to hang and strap objects, providing a much more efficient use of space. The vertical orientation also eliminates the need to balance objects on a horizontal plane.
Another use for the DCH is as a tool carrier. Some of the effort involved in extracting larger debris has been light demolition work, so being able to take tools (like a hacksaw, crow bar, pliers, etc.) along during a dive has been very helpful.
I’ve attached three other diagrams in the My Photos section of my profile that show you how to set up and deploy the DCH. The slide titles are designated numerically as DCH1, DCH2, and DCH3.