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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by quickean  View Original Post
    You looking to design a rebreather from the ground up or modify an existing rebreather design for sidemount?
    I've been diving Gamrill's sm design for the Meg since last winter and love it. Looooooove it. I've been meaning to put up a post and some pics/videos but have been lazy. Some day soon.

    The problem with Billy's design (don't know if he's changed it since years ago) is that it uses spheres for O2. Great idea if they weren't so damned expensive.
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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    The sphere is expensive but Billy's system is great, I've been diving it for four years. Mine is a Prism, the WOB is identical to the way it was in backmount and I've had no trouble with the DSV. He's currently got a new head and bucket that is built from scratch and is completely bulletproof. I could drive my Chevy Avalanche over it and it would live. Check it out.

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by quickean  View Original Post
    You looking to design a rebreather from the ground up or modify an existing rebreather design for sidemount?
    OP is a mate of mine... he is looking for ideas for particular components of a sidemount breather that he could work on/improve/redesign from scratch.

    I suggested BOV as I know that there has been problems with this with sidemount units.

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    thanx for the replies guys, please keep on posting,

    i have been looking at the pipe design for ccr and how combersome it is for sidemount, perfect case scenario would be to work on the pipes and BOV to make it work. this will be a regisetered 12 month project starting early next year so the more ideas the merrier. i lvoe some of the sm-ccr designs ive seen out there but like some of you i feel there is something missing. lookin to find a particular small project (to start with) and looking for a way to modify it for potential market value.

    the main problem i see with the tubing is the dual hoses. the fact that sidemount should be isolated per side and totally redundant makes this mesh of wires cumbersom, though i have to say that tflaris and tm_rthfrd have fund/created some interesting designs but perfection would be to have both pipes streamline, now i just gotta work out how. any thoughts??

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    An old example of a side-mount rebreather is the Siebe Gorman Salvus. I have dived with one. More information at this link.

    Siebe Gorman Salvus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    Anthony

    Thanks for the link, nothing to do with CCR, but having been born and brought up in Ayrshire myself I found the link to the mine rescue very interesting.

    Cheers

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    Take ā look for The
    SF-2 sidemount rebreather
    Build by Tom from trimix.net

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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    Here is an interesting setup using sidemount breathers. The diver here is Xavier Meniscus. He's not the only diver using this setup but did some of the most challenging dives on the Joki. He routinely uses 2 Jokies (redundancy), one on each side of the back-mounted 2x12l or 2x10l (diluent). For more challenging dives, a third rebreather is carried along like a stage tank.
    Having the DSV on the side is/seems (I never tried sidemount rebreathers with around-the-neck DSV) far less cumbersome. These are made by Airtess. Tecme has one too. Both have BOV versions.

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    Regarding the SF2, I have tried 2 breathers (though not the SF2 itself) based on the same design (ie. with the counterlung at the bottom of the tubing). I personally do not like it very much. As long as you are trimmed correctly, it's good. But if you have to stand up or down (e.g. in some cave situations), it becomes rather annoying.

    This is my first post on RBW. Hope it helps.
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    Re: Side Mount Rebreather suggestions

    ok so decided to concentrate on working on a BOV. was wondering if anybody knows of any specific formulas or design specs for WOB and other parts of the BOV design. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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