What’s The Best Way to Shorten Spool Line? #AskMark #scuba @ScubaDiverMagazine

What's The Best Way to Shorten Spool Line? #AskMark #scuba @ScubaDiverMagazine

Alphry Lee
Hi Mark,
I recently bought a new spool that has a lot of excess line. The end of the line is setup perfectly, hence I am wondering if there is a way to trim the access line from the end which attaches to the spool. #askmark

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Ahmed Sarhan
Ahmed Sarhan
5 months ago

#AskMark Hello from Egypt Mark! I’ve been diving for around 10 years now, cleaning my regs hundreds of times… one thing that I keep thinking about, but never really understood is: Why don’t regulator manufacturing companies just make a “seal” instead of a dust cap so that we can just submerge the 1st stage?

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Reply to  Ahmed Sarhan
5 months ago

Some do.
DIN is easier to create an effective seal compared to A-Clamp because the O-Ring is prominent. The problem comes is that not all dust caps are water/air tight so, it’s hard to say to everybody watching my videos that “_all dust caps are safe_” because some will leak and let water in.
Unless the manufacturer describes their dust cap as water tight, I’d assume that it isn’t.

Talbot McInnis
Talbot McInnis
5 months ago

Cool trick I learned for the dropped spool scenario: https://youtu.be/BK3mJg4894E

Ken Bradley
Ken Bradley
5 months ago

In the US they are called spade bits.

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Reply to  Ken Bradley
5 months ago

Makes sense, they’re shaped like a spade

Lee Leatherbarrow
Lee Leatherbarrow
5 months ago

#AskMark the “drill bit” is either known as a “Flat Wood Drill Bit” or more correctly a “Spade Bit”. :)

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Reply to  Lee Leatherbarrow
5 months ago

That’s it, useful for more than just drilling holes

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