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    Cleaning / Disinfecting

    I have brought a 2nd hand Kiss and would like to clean / disenfect it before I use it next week, what do I use as a cleaning solution?

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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    Quote Originally Posted by gwilson  View Original Post
    I have brought a 2nd hand Kiss and would like to clean / disenfect it before I use it next week, what do I use as a cleaning solution?

    Thanks
    Try calling Diverite express.
    Actually, I did not realize you are not in the USA ?
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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    Buddy Clean from AP valves, Trigene (much the same), Virkon, etc. I often use Dettox spray and a good rinse, but have no evidence for this other than lack of problems.

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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    You can get a big bottle of trigene from vet suppliers for a tenner (also good for vet-lube).

    Or you can get a sachet of virkon for £1.50 from tack shops, farm suppliers, pet shops, etc. The pet shop stuff is exactly the same as the "S" version (tack shops usually sell the "S" version), only the fragrance is different. It makes a big bucket of disinfectant, more than you'll need. Granular Virkon does need a lot of rinsing or the loop will taste rank.

    I disinfected mine when I bought it, then once after six months, then when I sold it, so three times in 3.5yrs. But then I'm a dirty b****d :D I work on a combo of fresh water rinsing and our wonderful naturally refrigerated climate.
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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    Most disinfectants can be used as long as you are aware of a couple of things.

    The product should not contain any bleach which could damage your equipment and devalue it in case of sale further down the road.

    Be sure to rinse the equipment adequately to avoid any fumes or chemicals in the loop. Let the parts dry out at room temperature after cleaning.

    Personally I use a cheaper industrial disinfectant in stead of the somewhat expensive products offered by the dive shops. Never had any problems and haven't experienced any problems with my gear of any kind.

    Congrats on your new toy.

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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    I use the Buddy clean product - however I dilute it massively - 10 to 1 - hence one bottle has lasted me forever.

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    Re: Cleaning / Disinfecting

    I have been using good old fashion hydrogen peroxide. It is a mild oxidizer and will not harm the lungs. A fresh water rinse will deactivate it and any residue is self reducing to plain old water. No harm if there is a bit left in the loop, we all have had a bit of peroxide in the mouth before. Best part it's less than a dollar (US) for a pint. (H2O2). So give it a fresh water rinse. Flood it with a pint or two of peroxide and then rinse it again. Be sure to leave it open to the air to dry out before closing the loop up.

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    Severs, YD; Lamontagne, MC. (2002) A Literature Review of Disinfectants: Effects When Used by CF Divers in Cleaning Rebreather Sets. DRDC TORONTO Technical Report 209. RRR ID: 4288

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