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RoyN
06-25-2008, 23:43
Hi guys, got another question, is the LP95 tank good for doubling? I just got two of them for $290 from someone on Craigslist.

Black-Gorrilla
06-26-2008, 00:12
cave people use them... ANY TANK SET IS FINE DOUBLED... just remember.. it matters on you... what do you like? if you trim ok in them, then it's fine... if they suit your needs it's ok...
Lp95's are heavy tanks... you need to make sure you have redundancy in lift for sure.

gregor
06-26-2008, 06:29
Hi guys, got another question, is the LP95 tank good for doubling? I just got two of them for $290 from someone on Craigslist.

How tall are you? 95's are kind of a short tank, so if you are a little on the tall side, and have naturally "floaty" legs then the 95's might, might be tough to trim out, as singles or doubles for that matter. If you are shorter, or find yourself with heads up trim then these might be perfect. I know there are a lot of people who dive them, i've tried a set out once and they were a little too short for me, but i'm 6'2.

You might even be able to find a shop that will fill them to higher pressures, and that makes the tanks even nicer. I worked in a shop that would fill them up to 3500 psi, so that 95 just turned into a 119.

RoyN
06-26-2008, 11:25
My height is 5'6 and I weight 170lbs.

Dark Wolf
06-26-2008, 11:54
Talk to clayhwalker in chat sometime, that is exactly what he dives.

DW

CompuDude
06-26-2008, 14:28
Some people have a hard time trimming them out, but if you're able to trim them out, they make a fine set of doubles. Great price, at any rate, even if they don't work and you have to break them down into singles!

gregor
06-26-2008, 19:00
at your height i would wager that you'd have no problem getting them to trim out. Unless you are extremely head heavy already with a longer tank.

ChrisA
06-26-2008, 19:21
My height is 5'6 and I weight 170lbs.

Then doubl;ed 95s would work for you. I'm just an inch talled and I have all "short" 24 inch tall tanks. But really, if 95s work wouldn't the new 2440PSI steel 100's work better. They are physically smaller in diameter, the same height and lighter and hold more air. I think the only reason to use LP95 ove an HP100 is cost. I bought my 95's used for cheap One was out of hydro and I paid $80. But if you are paying full price go for the 100s

That said. What really maters is your dive plan. How long will you be down and what depth and so on. 95's or 100s might fit you but do they hold the right amount of gas for the dives you are planning?

I hope you don't have to walk very far in double 95s. With all the parts I think they come in just under 100 pounds

Rainer
06-26-2008, 19:25
Things to consider (in no particular order):

(1) What you can afford?
(2) How much gas you need? Now and the future?
(3) What fill pressures can you expect? Over-fills? Under-fills?
(4) PP blending? Transfilling?
(5) What can you trim out? Requires you get in the water, not post your height and weight on the internet.
(6) What is your team diving?
(7) How much weight do you need?

I wouldn't lay down cash till I had answers to the above.

CompuDude
06-26-2008, 20:37
OP said he "just got" two of them for $290. (past tense) At $145 each, an LP95 is a good deal, whether you double them or not. (I'm assuming hydro and vis are fine)

As to the question of "are they good for doubling", now that he has them, see above. As long as you can trim them, they'll be great. Heavy, but great.

RoyN
06-27-2008, 00:59
These tanks are going to be use for tech diving mostly. I'm going to take my diving up to a new level. Thanks for helping me with this problem guys, I'm glad I made the right decision on the tanks.

Rainer
06-27-2008, 06:35
Just curious how you know you've made the right decision. Have you actually used doulbe 95s yet?

harb99
06-27-2008, 08:20
I am guessing that the "right decision" was purchasing a couple of tanks that were a pretty good deal

if he does not like them doubled up, just use them as singles as Compudude suggested

RoyN
06-27-2008, 09:29
The seller had them all hydro and visual as well too.

caroln
06-27-2008, 10:08
That's a great deal you got on the tanks. I'm jealous :) Even as 2 single tanks, you'd be hard pushed to find 2 AL-80's for the price. As others have said, the only way to know if they'll work for you as doubles is to get them in the water and try. Since you're not used to doubles though, it may be hard to tell if any trim issues would be due to the tanks or just you needing to get used to proper technique in doubles, so make sure you give them a fair try. Good luck on your path to tech.

RoyN
06-27-2008, 22:54
Whats great is these LP95 will be 16lbs when doubled and when compared to one HP100, the weight is 14lbs so if I were to put the HP100 together, I would have 28lbs. Ouch!

DallasMarineBio
06-27-2008, 23:00
Roy,
95's are great tanks doubled up, after 104's they were the 2'nd most popular tanks in cave country for a long time.

A lot of men have a harder time trimming these out, while many female cave divers I know prefer them. I think, with you being a smaller guy they will trim out nicely for you (myself being 6'3" I prefer 104's). Sounds like you got a killer deal - congrats on the new tanks.

DallasMarineBio
06-27-2008, 23:03
Also- the nice thing is that even if you decide after using them you'd prefer a bigger steel cylinder, the LP 95's are still 8" diameter tanks, so you can use the same set of bands and put together another set of doubles...

texdiveguy
06-27-2008, 23:38
I persl. don't like 95's doubled or single as that goes. For me they are a strange tank. You see less and less of them in use as doubles these days. Roy I hope they work for you and you find they fill your needs. :)