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    What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    I am diving a Classic KISS and thinking of buying a Sidemount rebreather as I am tired of carrying all the stages with me all the time. Any suggestions?

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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre  View Original Post
    I am diving a Classic KISS and thinking of buying a Sidemount rebreather as I am tired of carrying all the stages with me all the time. Any suggestions?

    André
    what's on your list? There aren't any true siemount units commercially available, the closest is probably the joki, but whatever you choose will require a lot of customisation to both the sidemount unit and your Kiss.

    which andre are you? if Andre Gloor, well done in the Batterich, when are you going back?

    regards,
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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Andre,
    TBH If you've got access to a machine shop i wouldn't bother buying a side mount unit. I'd just build a D5. Duncan was very helpful when I was building mine. Also they are dead simple. AFAIK duncan priced out the BOM at £60 +DSV and hoses and O2 monitoring system. (if you need them I've got some acrylic scrubber disk blanks you can have for the cost of the postage) (in fact I've got an entire slightly modified scrubber you can have for the cost of the postage)
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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Hi John
    Thanks for the Bätterich. We went back one time to have a closer look but it is not possible to leave the airbell. Also the cave is very unstable in that part. We will try to find another airbell where we can leave the first sump.
    Do you use a Joki?
    André

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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Hi Andre, if you are interested in Joki then the best person to contact is Fred Badier. But there are known issues with them. Perhaps it would be better, as others have suggested, to build your own. I would certainly now prefer my own to the Joki or any other "market" sidemount.

    If you have the time to devote to it end to end, it shouldn't take a massive commitment.

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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon A  View Original Post
    Andre,
    TBH If you've got access to a machine shop i wouldn't bother buying a side mount unit. I'd just build a D5. Duncan was very helpful when I was building mine. Also they are dead simple. AFAIK duncan priced out the BOM at £60 +DSV and hoses and O2 monitoring system. (if you need them I've got some acrylic scrubber disk blanks you can have for the cost of the postage) (in fact I've got an entire slightly modified scrubber you can have for the cost of the postage)
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    hi,

    i 've seen your post and i am interested about the D5 rebreather you are talking about. is there any chance you could provide me with some more information? any fotos, or link i can follow? i am interested in building my own sidemount unit as well.

    Thanks in advance.

    spyros

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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    sump4.com/rebreather is duncans website.

    Im not sure if its dodgy or dis-assembling though ;)

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    Re: What Sidemount rebreather should ich chose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon A  View Original Post
    If you've got access to a machine shop i wouldn't bother buying a side mount unit. I'd just build a D5. Duncan was very helpful when I was building mine. Also they are dead simple. AFAIK duncan priced out the BOM at £60 +DSV and hoses and O2 monitoring system. (if you need them I've got some acrylic scrubber disk blanks you can have for the cost of the postage) (in fact I've got an entire slightly modified scrubber you can have for the cost of the postage)
    I'll have the bits for my production run.

    Attached are photos from Saturday's dive at Vobster. I'm very pleased with the unit as a backmount now. I'll get some pictures of the same unit being dived as a sidemount. There are some changes to the original D5 design but the scrubber is the same - I'll put a teardown on my website when I next strip the unit. Since I've only used 20% of the scrubber duration then this may not be for a while...

    The Joki is good, possibly smaller than the D5.
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