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Old 18-02-2011, 00:42   #1
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Hookah Diving Regulator

My present hookah set-up is a 240v compressor with a high pressure and large capacity. I have switched to a Thomas 12v compressor, same unit as the Powerdive deck snorkel uses. This has a maximum pressure of 30 psi which is not enough to crack the opening port on my present regulator. Present unit is a Scubamax XR 2002 adj with an opening pressure of 50 psi. These are just the Taiwanese units that are branded and sold under various names.

I know it can be adjusted by replacing the spring but I think it would be easier to just buy a new unit with an opening pressure of 25 psi and then on sell the present one on eBay. I did visit the local dive shop but the "specialist" was no help. First mention of hookah and his eyes glazed over.

Few days ago I did notice a site that sells 25 psi units but now of course can't find it. Anyone happen to know the source?
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Old 18-02-2011, 09:18   #2
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Call Innovative Designs (sellers of Super Snorkel) in Florida. I buy my hookah second stages from them:

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Old 18-02-2011, 13:34   #3
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Call Innovative Designs (sellers of Super Snorkel) in Florida. I buy my hookah second stages from them:

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Thanks for your reply. I have sent them an email. According to their web page they use Zeagle regs. Searching the Zeagle homepage does not indicate they have such low pressure units.
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This is a little off topic but may be of interest to those into diving. This happened a few miles from my home town a couple of days ago.

WA diver Peter Clarkson taken by great white shark | Perth Now
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Old 18-02-2011, 19:02   #5
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Call Innovative Designs (sellers of Super Snorkel) in Florida. I buy my hookah second stages from them:

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What do you think of their 110 volt system?

With no availability of the Thomas, I'm still considering options.
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What do you think of their 110 volt system?

With no availability of the Thomas, I'm still considering options.
Guess what? Their electric hookah is based on the Thomas 1020. Keep looking.
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Re: Hookah Diving Regulator

I sent another inquiry to Thomas regarding the 1020. Here is what I got, a form letter response:

To all Ultra Air-Pac & Renegade customers and Service Centers: Our North American Factory Consolidation has resulted in extensive delays in satisfying orders. We recognize this does not meet the expectations of you or your customers.
Effective October 2010
Thomas will be unable to accept new orders for all AirPac products until further notice. Please check the AirPac website (www.thomasairpac.com) for updates as they become available.
We understand if you chose to have your order fulfilled by a competitive product. Our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences this situation may present.

Thomas Division
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Re: Hookah Diving Regulator

Hoping or assuming the OP has been or is being taken care of.... and a bit of thread drift has already been introduced ;-)......
I'll just report that I just yesterday received my VSHCDC-2B Brownie's Unit. I've only SCUBA Dived once and never use a Hookah before so can't report too much. I can say though, that it seams well built. I liked this model because it could run on either 12V or 24V with either power savings or impressive additional potential!
I don't think it uses the Thomas compressor.

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It very well could be a Thomas compressor, just not the 1020. Most (maybe all) commercially available recreational-level hookahs are based on Thomas compressors, regardless of power source.
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Re: Hookah Diving Regulator

I just had my hookah compressor stolen, and was hoping someone might know of a good replacement for the thomas 1020. Sounds like it might not be available for awhile. I have the regulator and hose, so I don't want to purchase a whole new set up...just the compressor. I guess I would have to add the filters and stuff, too. I see thomas makes a pile of compressors, so another model must be compatible for what I need to do?
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Re: Hookah Diving Regulator

Are you in the USA? If so, Brownie's Third Lung in Ft Lauderdale makes a good hookah system. Not cheap but good.

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