Hotwater Spider Valve With Bypass for Commercial Diving
Hotwater 'spider' valve assembly to convert any wetsuit into a hotwater suit. This proven design is simple, and more cost-effective than trying to "piece it all together" at the plumbing store. Tried and true design which has evolved over more than 20 years of field use. Several hundred units are in the field.
The bypass valve allows for flow on/off, flow with bypass to the suit exterior, and flow adjustment.
Comes stock with a garden hose male fitting.
Includes flexible latex surgical tubing that runs to the arms, legs, and torso.
To install in your wetsuit:
Cut small slit in the chest - be sure to check location with your harness on so straps do not interfere with valve.
Install valve, sandwiching the suit between the black rubber gaskets.
Run tubes down arms and legs. Leave long so they run into gloves and boots.
The 5th hose can hang freely in torso, or flip the valve around to run up to a wet hood or bandmask hood.
The exterior block can be loosely threaded on - do not tighten all the way down.
Hook up water and go diving.
After a few dives, you will see where pockets of water balloon out your suit. Make small cuts in these areas for drainage as necessary.
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