I haven't had an issue with cold water in Maine, even ice diving.lexvil wrote: ↑Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:20 amIt’s not the hose, it happens regardless of the hoses used. I tried changing the valve and I can say it seemed to help for a while but since the issue is intermittent and it reoccurred I can’t say that’s it. I had assumed it to be perhaps something unique to cold water because Bryan could never find the issue in his testing, it never gets past the valves in the DSV and breaths are always dry. It may have something to do with posisition, maybe I’ll take it out soon and try some different positions while listening for the glug, this is disconcerting to the level that I didn’t take the Kraken to Truk.
As I replied to you in ScubaBoard, the issue could be a somewhat loose valve, not held tightly by the arrow head in the valve stem. This could happen if the tolerances are off. This could possibly give you an intermittent leak.
A loose valve can be resolved easily by putting a little drop of silicone seal under the arrow head in the stem of the valve and make sure to pull the valve stem to fully seat the valve.
I am not going to repeat what I posted in ScubaBoard, so here is a link to that thread:
https://www.scubaboard.com/community/th ... ue.568639/
That is a real bummer that you didn't take your Kraken to Truk. Five of us went to Truk last February. We were all diving Krakens. I did 36 dives in Truk (and 2 in Guam) with my primary Argonaut and it was great. The dive master and the Captain of the Odyssey borrowed my spare Kraken.
Heck, I passed a kidney stone while I was in Truk and that didn't stopped me from diving.