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#66
Water in second stage
Msbovary - 2/13/2017 2:31 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 4

When rinsing my regulator mouthpiece in the tub, I accidently depressed the purge valve under the tap. I gave it a couple shakes with the purge depressed to drain anything and hung it up to let it dry. I won’t be diving for a couple weeks - do I need to go by my LDS to get some air blown through the hose, or will it be OK?
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daz88 - 2/14/2017 6:54 AM
a little water in your 2nd stage isn’t going to ruin it. it’s be best to blow it out, but if you can’t... shake out as much as you can. it happens ;)
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FtMyersTom - 2/14/2017 2:14 PM
Like daz said...it’s no big deal. Hang it up and in a few hours push purge and shake again.
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Msbovary - 2/14/2017 8:58 PM
Thank you guys! Shouldn’t have tried to multitask, while tired, after a long day of diving...
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FtMyersTom - 2/16/2017 1:46 PM
When I first started diving I forgot a time or 2 to put the dust cover on my 1st stage when I got back from a dive. With the excitement and all the talk about the dive I stuck it in the rinse tank without putting the dust cap on. I did got back once and stick it back on a tank and purged it a few times. I never had a problem and now I am more conscious to doing it. With getting older I really make a conscious effort remembering to do it as soon as I get back on the boat or shore. I’m sure this is a common oversight.