(11-03-2014, 03:39 AM)captnbilly Wrote:
(11-01-2014, 04:52 AM)herbm Wrote: Wow! Amazing captbilly and welcome to the forum.
We have a bunch of technical hardware engineer types who will definitely check out your instructions and claims.
They might even figure out a way to modify and improve the machine to correct the problem, even at home for the rest of us.
I would go look myself but currently I am recovering amazingly well from a double total knee replacement and am not enjoying much work other than the rehabilitation -- besides, I am foremost a software guy.
Quite a few of us have Resmed S9's with a smattering of both S8s and a few of the newer A10s as well.
We share some (indirect) experience in that I was a commercial diver from 1975 until 1980, and have rebuilt a few regulators myself, including my own US Divers regulators. Nothing like your wide range and depth of knowledge on them but enough to keep myself alive and breathing comfortably for many years.
[I stopped diving myself after a CNS hit in 1980, and continued sensitization to decompression sickness even on relatively easy dives.]
My own diving helmet was built with a US Divers regulator as well as several of my SCUBA regulators.
When you get a chance, please start an off topic thread and let's discuss things like your marine guide career and diving tech
experience -- seriously, I would find this fascinating.
When were you in the Navy? I was U.S. Army from 1972 until 1975 when I left to attend Divers Training Academy in Ft. Pierce, FL on my GI Bill and savings from the Army.
(We can also talk about how an Army guy ends up at a divers training school and what happened after that.)
Sorry to disappoint you ex-marine guide I should maybe explain, I ran a eco-tourism company. I learned to dive a back in the early sixties stopped because the equipment back then was not to safe and hard to find someone to repair and tune it. Ny first reg. was a USD twin hose and if you have ever used one you know they are not the easiest things to breath off in all poistions except when the reg is above your lungs.
Anyhow My last dive was in the grand Caymans when we put a statue of a mermaid underwater just off Sun Set House maybe you followed that. The artist was Simon Morris Her sister is sitting in 60' in a little cove in B.C. Canada know of that one?
Not much interested in this form other then to let you know about what I found. So if you can use the information go ahead that is what it is there for.
Me again...thought I would fill you in more never served no needed to-When I think Aqua-lung I say USD, my next reg was a Heathways and it weighed a ton, If you are familiar with the older regs., this one you had to strap on to your face much like CPAP's eh'. :grin::grin:I ended up with a Scubapro honker for a while but keep hitting the back of my head with it.
The closest I came to a commercial set up was a aga with a poseidon regulator. Did not like it because it of its constant flow, went though my 104 quickly. Got rid of it to a RCMP dive leader.
I dealt with all the dive stores here meet people from all over the world was a member of every dive club here (good for business) I have work on a few DFO projects and studied with a local aquarium by participated in a research projects for them nothing much just volunteering, have shot file footage for our local TV stations, was the past VP and assist. instructor for disable club in a rehabilitation hospital.
My day at the office was putting on my rubber suit and falling backwards.
I keep most of my clients between 60 and the surface in our waters that is where most of the life is.
Have you ever meet a 20' octopus?
You are probably use to only the smaller cousins of maybe 2/5' or less.
Last dive was 2000.
Damaged myself in 1998.
Can still dive but my insurance now to take others under is to costly. So I sold the business to one of my clients from Florida, her husband nearly killed her, however the business is thriving and has expanded to handle the island tourists.
The injury I have is a damaged to the nerve that moves the diaphragm. My right side is stuck in the up position. That is why I am on this machine.
Enough about me what about you?
What did you do as commercial diver Welding, destructive testing, Hull inspections, harvester, safety support?
Did you work for yourself and contract out?
Were you on Nitrox when you got that hit? or where you diving on compressed and went to deep stayed to long?
I only moved a mixed gas as I got older just to outlast some of my clients who where better on air then I.
Since you mentioned you are a software kind of guy I am curious how you got there?