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Uploaded on Jul 31, 2010

**WE REFRESH THE AIR WITH A SCUBA TANK**
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Jordan (co-inventor) is camera man for this shot. The ring is made out of super heavy duty galvanized steel pipe that has been cut and welded into an octagon. Gussets where also welded into the inside corners for re-enforcement. Air is regularly re-freshed with a SCUBA tank.

The biggest danger is something called Pulmonary Barotrauma. That basically means over-expanded lungs. If you take a breath in the room the air you breathe in is compressed (because of the weight of the water above you). If you hold that breath and swim to the surface the air will expand in your lungs and can cause catastrophic damage or death. ALWAYS breathe OUT when ascending. ALWAYS.

How much pressure is in the room?!
34' of fresh water (33' of sea water) = 1 atmosphere (14.7 psi). The lake bed under the room is about 16' below the surface, the room itself is about 12' below. That means there's only 5.19 more pounds of pressure in the room than at the surface (14.7รท34=.432 & .432x12=5.19). Plus this lake is at high altitude where the atmospheric pressure is only 11.35 psi. So 11.35+5.19=16.54psi in the room. That's the pressure your toes would feel standing in 4.13 feet of water at the ocean.


Even though the Bubble Room is a DIY project it has taken years of improvements and some pretty heavy brainstorming sessions with some very bright and qualified people, to get it to where it is today. Not only is it dangerous if you aren't acutely aware of the laundry list of risks involved, but the build in general is very heavy duty and well thought out. For example a bubble that size has a lifting force of approx 5,600 pounds! it's one thing when you underestimate a project and it goes wrong in your garage and nobody's lives are involved, it's completely another when the project puts your friend's and family's lives at stake 20 feet underwater. I know it's awesome and I don't blame anybody for wanting one of their very own, but please don't go out and kill yourself attempting to replicate a project with such huge forces and such high risk. If you feel the need for your own Bubble Room bad enough (why wouldn't you?) my brother and I can be commissioned to install a patented private model complete with fresh air pump, backup generator, detachable stainless steel ring, and a heavy duty, crystal-clear, collapsible, vinyl dome. One can be installed during the new construction or retrofitted into almost any private (in-ground) pool. For more information head over to our website and drop us a line!! subaqua.alldaydrive.com (website offline at the moment, please feel free to message me with any questions!)

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This is a clip of the short journey from the shore to the bubble room. In this video is Jordan (my brother and co-creator of the bubble room), my dad (Bob), Danny (who's been down to the room many times) and a first timer! It's pretty cool to see people's first time reactions!


Also, we were on an episode of National Geographic's "Mad Scientists". NatGeo takes their crew into the Bubble Room at the beginning of our episode. To see more go here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com...

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