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looking for info on retrofitting ascuba tank for use with air tools

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You can buy a new tank for a kenworth 4 gallons from Canadain Brake Supply for about $40, why would you want to ruin an expensive scuba tank? But if you got an old scuba tank it should have a pipe thread or black pipe fitting!

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there is an article in an old CAN4x4 magazine about this. the total cost for regulator and all fittings was around $140.

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i read a artical on that last summer i think. in one of the magaziens i cant remember witch one but someone hear might
 

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I picked up my tank from 99 truck parts for 30.00 talk to AL.
Do you have the scuba tank yet?
They go for like 300 used.

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Originally posted by MuddMachine:
hey umm..... new scuba tanks are only $2+. They are not 300 and they hold 80cu.ft @3000psi. This IS the tank to use


That is to get them filled. I have been looking at getting a scuba tank for filling my paint ball gun tank, and they are like $300 used.


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i don't know why more people don't do this, i think the the power tank or what ever it is called has corrupted people...for example to get my CO2 tank filled (used for homebrew) is $35 form a fire supply shop, while to get my scuba tanks filled was less than $10 and you get a whole lot more air out of a scuba tank plus a normal fill of a scuba tank is just compressed air....while CO2 + H20 -> carbonic acid-----> may lead to damage, reason why power tank + arb locker or air tools bad idea
 

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as per life of a scuba tank --> two types steel and alumium each has it's own concern, number of fills couple thousand maybe more. for dive purposes each year a tank had to be visual inspected inside and out by a tech, and with any other pressure tank every five years it has to be pressure test and stamped or it won't be filled..tanks sizes range dramaticly from small pony tanks to over 100 cu ft

PS put the crack pipe down no one said anything about filling a tank for $300
 

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Originally posted by big4:
hmmm... big range... $10-$300 for getting tank filled...

Interior mike: what is the expected life from scuba tanks? Is there a rated # of fills? For $2 I will buy a scuba tank... where?
it's $2 to get them filled. It's $300 to buy a tank.




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As far as i know you can get a scuba tank filled at any fire department, I do this with my tanks and they don't charge me anything. You can buy used regulators and hoses, all you need to do is gt the proper fittings to adapt to the air tools, You may want to lookinto getting a prapotioning valve(like on a oxy/act setup) so you don't run too much pressure through the tools... just a thought. I worked in a dive shop and this is how we did things... Thats just my two cents... Jay


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Why even bother with a scuba tank, my on board air will give unlimited cubic feet...plus 3000 psi is ridiculous, the regulators for oxy acetylene is a good idea but those aren't cheap either. I got my York A/C pump for $85 with brackets, two 4 gallon air tanks @ $26 each with three 1/4 NPT and one 1/2NPT, hardware was another $50, so for 200 bones I got air any time I need it with out having to go visit my local fire hall. I am setting up the tanks so that I can unhook them from the rest of the system and take them with me to where I need them...am I missing the logic on the scuba idea...it only has one port on it?

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[This message has been edited by desteurm (edited March 20, 2002).]
 

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hey matt what is your current email?... where did you buy your compressor?... been looking at air set-ups throughout the net, and most people like using the york compressor... how goes the progress on the truck? shoot me an email!
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U guys are a mess. It costs me $5 to fill my tank. It holds 3000 psi but u dont run it wide open.....duh Put a low pressure hose in the low pressure port of an old scuba reg u pick up for $50. i got mine out there for that price in poco so look around.tanks need a hydrostatic inspection every 5 yrs and scuba shops give you CLEAN DRY COMPRESSED AIR . 1 tank is enough air to re and re a whole suspension lift, tires and all. And forget about reseating a HUGE tire with OBA.

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Originally posted by MuddMachine:
U guys are a mess. It costs me $5 to fill my tank. It holds 3000 psi but u dont run it wide open.....duh Put a low pressure hose in the low pressure port of an old scuba reg u pick up for $50. i got mine out there for that price in poco so look around.tanks need a hydrostatic inspection every 5 yrs and scuba shops give you CLEAN DRY COMPRESSED AIR . 1 tank is enough air to re and re a whole suspension lift, tires and all. And forget about reseating a HUGE tire with OBA.

Re and Re a entire suspension lift...? Tell you what how about you do an experiment for all of us on here debating the question...

Use a 1/2 drive pneumatic impact wrench @ 120 psi, how many times can you tighten and loosen the lug nuts on your little ZOOK, if it can do what you are preeching it can do than show us your might. The way I see it if you can only dive for an hour on a small scube tank than how many CFM can you get it run through a real impact gun, or a die grinder until it runs out of power! I will even send you a money order for five dollars for you to prove your point. My old man has a 12hp Gas motor hook up to a 2 stage big compressor in his service truck...when he uses his big Chicago Pneumatic 2" shaft impact gun with 20 spline sockets to tighten or loosen 10 hole inner/outer bud wheels he can only do about ten before he has to start the compressor up...his tank is 120 gallons...Your theory just doesn't make sense to me, and if it don't make dollars it don't make cents!

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Ok so what you guys are saying (not related to the amount argument here) is that I can get a tank comparable in size to a Power Tank for $30? Hoooo-doggies!
The name of that place is 99 Truck Parts, Nate?

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