This guide shows how to create a snorkel that can connect to a garden hose so you can breathe underwater. And DO NOT make it without the check valve, or you will end up breathing the CO2 back in. =) It costs $18 without the snorkel/masks and hose.
Step #1: PartsNext
- Photo 1 shows the parts you will need other than the hose.
- UNLESS YOU HAVE AN AIR PUMP THAT YOU CAN ATTACH TO THE END OF THE HOSE, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PROJECT. I don't have a pump.
- Your snorkel needs to have a built in check valve. To test it, breathe into the snorkel with the end plugged. If you can still breathe out, you have a check valve.
- DO NOT MAKE PROJECT WITHOUT THE CHECK VALVE OR YOU MAY DIE WHILE USING IT. THE CHECK VALVE PREVENTS CO2 FROM BEING INHALED THROUGH THE HOSE.
- First, separate the mouthpiece and the snorkel top.
Step #2: Assemble the check valveNext
- Now we build the check valve connections.
- First, put plumber's tape on the threaded side of the rubber hose adapter and twist it into the 3/4 inch-to-1 inch adapter.
Step #3: Attach the hose connectorNext
- Attach the PVC connector (from the previous step) to the side of the check valve you cannot blow into.
- Then put plumber's tape on the non-hose side of the brass hose adapter. Twist the taped side into the 2nd PVC adapter and put it into the other side of the check valve. Don't forget to put plumber's tape on the outside of the adapter.
Step #4: Next
- Attach the snorkel end to the rubber hose connector with duct tape. It made a nice watertight seal for me.
- Use at your own risk. Not responsible for injuries. Test for leaks before use!
- When I first used mine, the water pressure was too strong so I could not breathe in.
- Unless you are planning to use a pump at the top, this will not work. =( I am not going to make one, because I have limited $.