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Old 05-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Bak Pak 2 air valve problem

I know I know. yet another dumb question.

Anyone know how to operate this stupid air valve that comes with the CPR bak Pak 2R? it doesnt seem to wanna adjust/move, and ofcourse there are no specific instructions on how to get it to work.

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Old 05-11-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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It should be theaded so you should be able to unscrew it.
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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Open it all the way up, or take it off
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I took mine off and added a foot or two of hose to muffle the sound
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Wow, nice idea. What kind of hose and how did you attach it? I'd love to quiet mine down.

Also, I have a few little bubbles that return to the tank. Any ideas how to eliminate that?
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I took off the air valve. That Idea of adding a long lenth of tubing is great! I think I will try that myself. and possibly replace the airvalve with a better one.

so if there are no bubbles in the collection cup, does that mean that the bio-load is just to low for any collection to take place.
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:37 PM   #7
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check out this site for some info on how to improve your bakpak...

http://www.athiel.com/lib10/bakpak.htm
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Great link Rossv! by the way, I took off the valve and added a 2 1/2 foot long air tube. this greatly reduces noise! thanks bcKane!
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Thanks for the link. I'm currently awaiting my Bak Pak as we speak.
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UPDATE:

I added a pre-skimmer to my Bak Pak 2R. Not only is it going to make it more effecient, (I say going to because it has yet to start collecting anything.) but it also hides all those nasty tubes and wires and that nasty pump!
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