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Black-Gorrilla
03-22-2008, 21:06
im thinking of getting rid of my steel 100...
it's a HP 100 with hydro this month and current vis. whats something like that worth?
thanks

(oh btw... only selling cause im picking up a set of lp100's cheap... )

Scubastud16
03-22-2008, 21:23
If you do end up selling it, please PM with info.

Danny

jbres1
03-22-2008, 23:41
Not sure but I think you should be able to get about $150.00 to $200.00
if you sell it on e-bay.
Last year Divers Direct ran a special on HP100's by Faber, and I got 2 hp100's for $228.00 ea. delivered to Chicago.
When you say LP100, are you talking about 95's or 98's ?
Make sure that the LP100's pass a hydro test if required. Some people over fill the lp tanks , and they sometimes don't past the next hydro test.
Jim breslin

Black-Gorrilla
03-23-2008, 00:06
Not sure but I think you should be able to get about $150.00 to $200.00
if you sell it on e-bay.
Last year Divers Direct ran a special on HP100's by Faber, and I got 2 hp100's for $228.00 ea. delivered to Chicago.
When you say LP100, are you talking about 95's or 98's ?
Make sure that the LP100's pass a hydro test if required. Some people over fill the lp tanks , and they sometimes don't past the next hydro test.
Jim breslin

mine is hp.. so they are actual 100's

edit***
i just realized u mean the ones im gonna buy. i was told that they are 100's... then i realized that i've never heard of an LP 100... so they are either 98's or (the smallest # over 100) they are about the size of AL80's (almost positive)
and they are brand new... still in hydro, will come with current VIP. hydro is done in about 16 months though...

jbres1
03-23-2008, 08:47
Are the tanks 7 -1/4" dia or 8" dia. ?
If they are 95 / 98 or 104's they will have an 8" od , not a 7 1/4 like an al 80. They will also be just a few longer or shorter than an 80. (95 and 98) shorter, and (104 longer)
Jim Breslin

cummings66
03-23-2008, 09:22
Keep your HP tank, you might find that the LP tanks are too heavy for practical usage. When you decide you like it then sell the HP tank.

Is your HP tank the old 3500 PST or the newer 3442 version? The older ones are very light in comparison to the new ones and what I like.

Black-Gorrilla
03-23-2008, 09:35
these tanks werent all that heavy...

my hp says 5000 on it... so i take it it's the older one? made late 80's i think (original hydro)

cummings66
03-23-2008, 10:44
Keep me in mind if you want to sell it, that's the tank I like. Should probably be either a PST or Sherwood Genesis if I'm lucky. Those are really great tanks.

Black-Gorrilla
03-23-2008, 20:42
it is a sherwood. i will PM you.

jeepbrew
03-24-2008, 10:56
I would be willing to buy the tank for a decent price if cummings passes up on this one...

Edit: I could pick it up from you next month (I will be traveling to Miami).

cummings66
03-24-2008, 11:01
If he sells it I'm buying it. I love the old 100's like this, they're some of the best tanks out there. You might even get to see it at the PSI inspection course if things work out.

Still planning on diving?

Black-Gorrilla
03-24-2008, 16:13
Are the tanks 7 -1/4" dia or 8" dia. ?
If they are 95 / 98 or 104's they will have an 8" od , not a 7 1/4 like an al 80. They will also be just a few longer or shorter than an 80. (95 and 98) shorter, and (104 longer)
Jim Breslin

so what tanks are 7 1/4'', shorter than an 80 (not by much) and pressure is like 2700 (close to 3000 at + fill)

Black-Gorrilla
03-24-2008, 16:16
and what tanks are the ones that have a blue "N" sticker on them (manuf.?)

doczerothree
03-24-2008, 17:41
Keep your hp cylinder!

Black-Gorrilla
03-24-2008, 21:03
Keep your hp cylinder!

cant do that... i need to sell to buy the other set.
i'd like to just keep everything and buy more and more... but cant.
(i almost bought 2 ds4's with xtx100's today)

jeepbrew
03-24-2008, 21:10
If he sells it I'm buying it. I love the old 100's like this, they're some of the best tanks out there. You might even get to see it at the PSI inspection course if things work out.

Still planning on diving?

We are strongly considering diving. It all depends on my buddy, Ronnie. I am up for diving, but he may have other obligations that require us to come home Saturday night. I hope to know more this week. FYI, the water temps should be right up your alley. I dove in TN yesterday and surface temps were around 55 with bottom temps of 51-52 degrees.

Black-Gorrilla
03-24-2008, 21:27
and what tanks are the ones that have a blue "N" sticker on them (manuf.?)

just to answer my question myself, and provide future reference... the n/blue diamond is from norris, but their website is only showing industrial stuff.

cummings66
03-25-2008, 14:48
My HP120's are Norris. They're pretty good tanks, finish isn't as nice as some of the others, but it's a solid tank. Norris made some tanks for Sherwood/Genesis as well.

Black-Gorrilla
03-25-2008, 15:57
they hold up well cummings?

i was over there today to check the size of them(the ones im buying).. they are 7 1/4 24 inch high tanks... 2730psi (hydro'd + =+-3000psi never seen this before) so that makes them LP80's. i'll keep them and later in the year make them my first set of doubles. and i'll pick up some more tanks in the next couple months too, maybe a set of LP108's.

cummings66
03-25-2008, 18:01
I've never had problems with them, and the insides are a work of art contrasted to the looks outside. I like mine, they seem to be a good tank and I don't know anybody who'd knock a Norris tank. I wouldn't.

Finding specs on them is a PITA, and I lost my spec sheet I downloaded and can't find it again. It's very tough finding data like that on Norris.

They make from what I understand lots of medical/industrial tanks as their main line, but used to run scuba tanks in the off season.

Black-Gorrilla
03-25-2008, 22:34
are your norris tanks 2730psi too?

cummings66
03-26-2008, 07:17
No, my tanks are 3500 psi. Cramer Decker used to distribute them using a Genesis Valve in it. From what I understand Norris tanks are no longer produced and the factory was in Texas. The new Norris cylinder company bought the rights to it from the defunct cylinder company, but just doesn't make them.

Norris cylinders were hot dipped galvanized.