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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am

That’s an impressive collection there Nemrod. Any chance you have a spare banjo laying around?


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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:58 am

Nemrod wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:29 am
Mass confusion, it can only lead to something like this:

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Or this: :)

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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:24 pm

ScubaLawyer, you need intervention :lol: .


Banjo bolts are kinda like the Holy Grail of double hose and require a jabberwhocky like search to obtain these mythical items. They were once obtained from strange fella in trench coat (or God knows what) down back alleys in a Manta Van often near old dive shops or deserted Florida springs and other diving haunts. The quest is not without danger, both mental and physical. You have been warned :mrgreen: .

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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:54 pm

Banjo Fittings - Bryan being the first choice (don't think he has them), then Rob (saw some on his site).....
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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:56 pm

502Diver wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am
Any chance you have a spare banjo laying around?
BTW - there is no such thing as a "spare"....
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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:12 pm

Nemrod wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:24 pm
ScubaLawyer, you need intervention :lol: .
My theme song is from Napolean XIV

"The diver who collects specimens of underwater life has fun and becomes a keen underwater observer. .. seek slow-moving or attached organisms such as corals, starfish, or shelled creatures." (Golden Guide to Scuba Diving, 1968) :D

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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:02 pm

http://www.thescubamuseum.com/Online%20 ... p/68541078

I think Rob has them. I do not know if he has acquired the Manta Van :mrgreen: from said previous person of notorius repute.

He is known to haunt deserted and forgotten Florida springs and hang around sleezy old dive establishments. I did say there was danger involved :shock:, if only to your credit card.

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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:47 pm

Sounds like I need to get a chunk of brass and turn some out in the lathe.

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Must be some reason someone hasn't. Other than the obvious liability that didnt used to exist in breathing underwater. Kind of like my cheater bar manifold that the now not local dive shop gave me a safety warning on.
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New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:59 pm

I picked up the OEM USD banjo that Rob has listed. Thanks for the info guys! Looking forward to getting into the vintage game!


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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 pm

With the introduction of the Phoenix and Kraken the bottom fell out of the banjo fitting market. Rob and I have been talking about making more of them but I forgot where we were on it.....When you order from a machine shop you can't order just one unless you want to pay though the nose. Ordering in quantity leaves you with a gamble on how long you will set on your investment before you break even or see a return. That is the formula I use for everything in the VDH store.

Divers always E-mail me with .....Well if you made one I'd buy one...... In my head I'm thinking, well how long before I sell the other 399 of them?
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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:04 am

Ditto to what Bryan says. I get wants of 1 label for some obscure regulator, so what do I do with the rest of the “minimum”?
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Re: New to Vintage Double Hose: Mass Confusion

Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:15 pm

Those photos remind me of the bone yards I have scoured for boats and planes except they are all functioning....... Double hose Valhala ????

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