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You may have something keeping the reed assembly from closing. This is a check valve that keeps the gas going in one direction... into the engine as the piston goes up and down. It's located just below the carburetor. Maybe a piece of gasket material worked its way in there. Make sure you have a good solid spark and your plug is clean and properly gapped. Recheck your gasket replacement job as you check the reed assembly. Compression, gas, good spark and reed working... the engine will at least sputter.
Problem sounds like valve plate /reed valves or worn cylinder /vinyl ring. Easy to check, push piston to top position and examine cylinder neer top looking for scratches. If scratched, most likely vinyl piston ring/s are worn and allowing pressure to leak past. If cylinders look good /shiney all the way up to top, remove head/s and examine reed plate/s for missing/broken reeds and or torn gasket/s. If your reed plate is missing one reed and your are good at being creative, you can seal individual hole by threading and plugging with thin piece of bolt. Good luck and good holidays
It is most probable that your phones mic or mouth piece is damaged, the solution would be to replace it,
If you can find a mic or mouth piece part for your phone, you can change that by dismantling the phone and locating the mic piece(oftenly located at the housing itself, just below the keypad lines)
Silicone rubber does that with age. You can slow down the process by washing the snorkel in fresh water after use and storing it in a cool dark place, but you cannot prevent it.
Spare purge valves simply are not available. Although they are a very cheap item, Aqua Lung (SeaQuest) would rather sell you a complete new snorkel. Most other manufacturers take the same view. It's not entirely unreasonable either: by the time that the valve has hardened, the silicone mouthpiece will be past it's best and the breathing tube itself may have weakened to the point where it will become soft on a hot day and could collapse inwards when you inhale. In addition, the cost of distributing individual purge valves in umpteen different sizes (they are not standardised) would be prohibitive and then the retailer would need to do the same with every brand sold. Each cheap diaphragm would be a lost profit opportunity, and when many dive-shops are already clinging on to survival each sale is a nail in their coffin.
Snorkels are cheap: just buy another is the best option, but if you're a lateral thinker it's usually possible to fabricate your own spare part by cutting it from an old bicycle inner tube or even from balloon rubber; just be careful with how you fasten it as a poor design can result in small parts being inhaled if they break loose.
I use baking soda, warm water and bottle brushes for pretty much anything that goes near my mouth. My hydration bladder gets that treatment often especially after a long trip, as has my snorkel a couple of times. You could try find a platypus or camelbak cleaning kit at your local outdoors store.
If you are talking about a single reed instrument such as a saxophone this is how you proceed. First you have to moisten the reed using water or your own saliva. You can do this by placing it in your mouth and rubbing both sides of it with your tongue. Take particular care not to damage the tip of the reed. Take the mouthpiece in one hand and lay the reed on the flat part of the mouthpiece with the thinnest part of the reed towards the tip of the mouthpiece flatside down. The tip of the mouthpiece is the opposite end of the mouthpiece from the one that you put on the instrument. You can't mistake the two. The end that goes on the instrument is like the opening of a tube. With the reed laying flat on the mouthpiece gently slide the ligature ( clamp with one or two screws ) over the end of the mouthpiece and the reed. Take care once more not to damage the end of the reed. Line the very tip of the reed up with the very tip of the mouthpiece leaving a sliver of the mouthpiece showing. Holding the reed in position move the ligature along the reed and mouthpiece so that it is covering the bark part of the cane reed about 1/8 to 1/4 inches from where the bare part of the reed starts. Some mouthpieces have a guide line marked on them. Once the ligature is positioned you can tighten the screws. Do not overtighten them. They just need to be snug enough to secure the reed in position. The reed should be in the position I described in order to speak or vibrate easily. Now you can slightly fold your bottom lip over your bottom teeth and insert the mouthpiece and reed into your mouth. Your top lip should not be folded over your top teeth. Your top teeth should rest on the top of the mouthpiece and your bottom lip should provide a cushion between your bottom teeth and the reed. You should have as much pressure applied between your top and bottom teeth so that someone cannot easily pull the mouthpiece out of your mouth. You will learn how much pressure to apply to affect intonation and produce a good sound with practice. Now with the mouthpiece in your mouth you can blow through it to produce a sound. Your mouth should provide an airtight seal around the mouthpiece if you followed my directions. You can steady the mouthpiece with your hand while try to get a sound. If all you produce is a sqwawk that shouldn't discourage you. What you are trying to do is make a piece of wood vibrate in a controlled manner using breath pressure and your jaw muscles to control the vibration. Do not use too much pressure or the reed will be clamped shut at the tip and not be able to vibrate. You should have at least an inch between your bottom lip and the ligature as to how much mouthpiece should be in your mouth. Once you can consistently make a sound then you can proceed to putting the mouthpiece on the gooseneck with the gooseneck properly installed in the saxophone. You should rub a little cork grease on the cork of the gooseneck before putting the mouthpiece on it. The distance that the mouthpiece goes on determines the tuning. Your lip pressure also affects the tuning but a lot less in comparison. You can vary your lip pressure rhythmically to produce vibrato. Most sax players now hardly use vibrato or use a slow shallow controlled vibrato on notes at the end of phrases. Another thing to note is that to start with you should use about a number 2 reed unless your mouth is particularly sensitive and then I wouldn't go anything less than a 1 1/2 for a little while until you get used to the vibrating sensation and the feeling of your bottom lip between the reed and your bottom teeth. Hope this helps. By the way I have been playing since 1963 and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
"A snorkel must fit comfortably in your mouth, allow you to purge water out of the mouthpiece and hose quickly and help you to swim efficiently. But, the most important characteristics to remember when choosing a snorkel are its length and the diameter of its barrel.
Snorkels must not be too long or too short. If a snorkel is too long it will be difficult to breathe because the barrel will fill up with carbon dioxide. Every time you breathe out carbon dioxide through your snorkel your breath must travel up and out of the barrel of your snorkel to allow you to draw oxygen back down the barrel and into your lungs. If your snorkel is too long you will only push a percentage of the carbon dioxide up and out of the barrel during your exhale. You will need to inhale oxygen before all the carbon dioxide has been pushed out; leaving the percentage of carbon dioxide entering your bloodstream higher each time you take a breath. This cycle could lead to suffocation. If a snorkel is too short it will constantly fill with water, requiring you to constantly force the water out of your snorkel which can be very exhausting.
The inside diameter of your snorkel must be approximately three quarters of an inch or 1.9 cm. If the snorkel is thinner than .75 inches it will be difficult to breathe because there will not be enough room in the barrel for you to draw enough air into your lungs. This will cause you to breathe harder and rapidly, which could cause hyperventilation. If the barrel is thicker than .75 inches it will be too large and will be uncomfortable to use and attach to your mask.
Learning to attach your snorkel to your scuba mask to make sure it is easy to grab and use is an important part of safe scuba diving practices. Snorkels are attached to the left side of your mask with a snorkel keeper. Snorkel keepers are either plastic or rubber and most use a post-hole closure. Each snorkel keeper is different and attaching your snorkel to your mask with a snorkel keeper requires practice. If you will detach your snorkel from your mask after each dive you should practice attaching your snorkel, as it can be a little tricky. Alternately, you can leave your snorkel attached to your mask if you are diving more than once in a day.