View Full Version : Long Hose on the Abyss - how to?????

01-08-2010, 16:52
I want to change the hose on my Abyss. I already have the adapter to go from 1/2" to 3/8". Several questions come to mind:

Will I sacrifice breathing ease going to the smaller adapter/hose?
How do I change the hose? Do I need to remove the ring that is held in place with the phillips screw and do I void my warranty by disturbing the red paint seal.

Thanks in advance.

01-08-2010, 20:05
Doesn't the adopter just screw into the 1/2" lp port. You should be fine with ease of breathing. Remember most regs use 3/8" with no problem.

ScubaToys Larry
01-08-2010, 22:12
Or call us up and get a 5 or 7 foot hose that is made for it, and not sacrifice the performance of the dfc port and the larger diameter hose.

01-08-2010, 22:59
Aww, that's what I was going to suggest Larry. :smiley36:

01-09-2010, 05:56
Hi Larry,

I was in the store a few weeks ago and was told that I would have to use the adaptor, so I picked up a 5' hose and the adaptor. I just don't know how to remove the current hose, because of the hose protector that is attached on the 2nd stage.

01-09-2010, 05:56
By the way Larry, I hope you and your family have a Happy and Safe New Year. Thanks for a great 2009.

01-09-2010, 10:00
You just slide the hose protector down the hose to access it. Put a wrench on it and unscrew the hose.

01-09-2010, 11:35
That is how all my other regs are. This one has the plastic shroud locked in place by the metal ring which is clamped on using a phillips screw that has the factory paint seal on it. I should also mention, for Larry's benefit, that I purchased a 5' Miflex a few weeks ago.

01-18-2010, 18:16
It's not obvious but the hose protector just slides on and off, just kind of pull it down and pull/push hard on it.