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Breathe, Breathe In The Air

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-02 23:56:20 EDT
Rating: 2.0 on 15 ratings (25 reviews) (Review this item) (V)



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Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-07-29 07:43:57 EDT (#)

Submitted by Ridiculous at 2016-07-28 16:10:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Very nice Skrappy, hit me a recipe for old times sake, I promise I'll cook it up around pay day and post it!
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It's right below the comment you left on my Butt Smoker post.

https://www.ubersite.com/m/129153#3107449

Works great for skin-on chicken breasts too - stuff the herbs under the skin before you smoke the chicken, hit 'em with 3 shots of smoke chips instead of two, use a temp probe to determine when the internal temp is 160F, then wrap 'em in foil and drop the heat to 170 until it's time to serve.

Submitted by Ridiculous at 2016-07-28 16:10:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Very nice Skrappy, hit me a recipe for old times sake, I promise I'll cook it up around pay day and post it!

Submitted by Bob_Dole at 2016-07-21 15:56:59 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Bob Dole finds this impromptu engineering highly impressive.

Submitted by Scooter at 2016-07-16 14:34:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Can't not +2 this. The genius of the rig plus referencing the West Australian stromatolites just topped it off. All round good show old boy.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-07-15 21:32:50 EDT (#)

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2016-07-15 15:57:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

That's pretty awesome, how did you come up with it?
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I looked into a device referred to as a "hookah" on the internet and at a couple high-end dive shops in my area. They are around $2300 and up, and they do what my rig does but just a little more quietly. I realized they are basically just this device plus a huge markup to cover the manufacturer's liability insurance, so I built this instead. Frugal, like I said.

You know those stromatolites in Australia? These: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-stromatolites-of-hamelin-pool They are cyanobacteria colonies left to their own devices. That is what my pool would look like if I left it alone for half a billion years. Harmless, but kinda not what you want in a swimming pool.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2016-07-15 15:57:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

That's pretty awesome, how did you come up with it? Internet research or just mental engineering? Does the cyanobacteria actually do anything harmful, or is it just gross to look at?

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-27 10:01:55 EDT (#)

Spent 5 hours on Saturday cleaning the pool. Cleaned DE filter, vacuumed, brushed, SCUBA pressure washed all the black algae up (2.5 hrs under water with pressure washer gun in one hand and 20lb kettlebell in the other), brushed, cleaned DE filter again, adjusted chemistry. That pool was awesome - even MLW remarked that it looked better than it had in years. Homemade SnUBA contraption FTW.

Fun Fact: Research indicates that "black algae" is actually cyanobacteria, one of the oldest forms of life on the planet. I suspect that, though I may have won this battle, the war with the Ancient Enemy is not yet over.

Submitted by Average_Dan at 2016-06-08 13:14:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Nice!

Submitted by Anglophile at 2016-06-08 02:38:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Cool.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2016-06-06 09:48:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Science.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2016-06-05 17:40:32 EDT (#)

Find another leg to try and hump, oathmeal.

Submitted by OathMeal at 2016-06-04 19:21:44 EDT (#)

Fag below.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2016-06-04 15:33:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I lost interest around halfway through this but I do enjoy the fact that you can fix things - whereas I can use a phone and call people and pay them to do the same thing - and you can post multiple photos in a post.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-04 08:58:33 EDT (#)

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2016-06-04 01:33:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Nice.

Does the air coming out of the Harbor Freight compressor taste as bad as anything bought from Harbor Freight smells?
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It tasted bad at first, so I ran the compressor for a few full pressure cycles and dumped the air out through the drain and through the hose. It's all good now. I, too, wonder if the inside of Harbor Freight packaging is what China smells like.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-04 08:54:13 EDT (#)

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2016-06-03 15:43:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

It's not cool unless you also made a diving helmet.
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Thought about a helmet, but couldn't figure out a way to make it work that was better than just going with the second stage regulator.

Bodies don't tend to last 2 weeks in the water around here unless they're inside a car with intact windows. 'Gators.

Submitted by Spam at 2016-06-04 07:49:45 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

+2.
Floyd.

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2016-06-04 01:33:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Nice.

Does the air coming out of the Harbor Freight compressor taste as bad as anything bought from Harbor Freight smells?

How long until you dive and drag the whole works into the pool?

Submitted by OathMeal at 2016-06-03 22:41:45 EDT (#)

Should've hooked it up to pure helium lol

Submitted by DaBeast at 2016-06-03 19:48:17 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


I got yer hose right here!

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2016-06-03 15:43:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

It's not cool unless you also made a diving helmet.

I lied... That's way cool. I used to dive with a guy who used his own MacGuyvered surface-feed rig to do bridge work.

I'm swift-water, tri-mix and rebreather certified and have my own equipment, so I don't have too many problems with getting gas. I have an old rebreather that I occasionally pull out to do pool work and I have a brand new Hollis rig with a comm mask for dock and rescue/recovery work.

Ever wonder what a body with two weeks of underwater decomp looks like? Well don't; just... don't.

Submitted by blackbear at 2016-06-03 10:45:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

good luck with all that.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-03 09:16:54 EDT (#)

Submitted by FALLEN at 2016-06-03 08:28:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

wait... 6' deep end ,<6' Skrap needs to stand on the bottom of the pool. Why not make a longer snorkel?
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I gotsta be right down on the bottom to see all the algae spots, so a longer snorkel would have to be about 6ft long. There are, unfortunately, several obstacles to the 'longer snorkel' approach. The major one is, of course, that we humans breathe by pulling our diaphragm muscles downward. This creates a vacuum in the lungs which is filled by air forced into the lungs by atmospheric pressure. The incoming air has the effect of expanding the lungs and chest outward even though there are no muscles used in breathing that pull the chest outward directly. Once we get below about 3-4 feet of water, our diaphragm muscles are no longer strong enough to pull air into our lungs against the added pressure of the water on our chests, and so we cannot breathe in (but can easily breathe out) and so we will probably die.

That said, I am now completely getting another SCUBA mouthpiece and some 1" PVC pipe, gluing them together, and adding UDST (Underwater Depth Snorkel Training - I just made that up) to my pool exercise regimen.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2016-06-03 08:29:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

**or is it (>6')? I never remember**

Submitted by FALLEN at 2016-06-03 08:28:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

wait... 6' deep end ,<6' Skrap needs to stand on the bottom of the pool. Why not make a longer snorkel?

as you are frugal, that's a lot less than $200

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2016-06-02 23:55:55 EDT (#)

Some jagoff photoshops a peener into that last pic in 5... 4... 3...


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