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diver-wife
07-06-2008, 14:41
I had my tanks filled at a new LDS today, it cost $22 for a HP 120 with 36% nitrox, the same tanks at another dive op was $12, is this normal for such a large difference?

in_cavediver
07-06-2008, 15:26
I had my tanks filled at a new LDS today, it cost $22 for a HP 120 with 36% nitrox, the same tanks at another dive op was $12, is this normal for such a large difference?

Yep. prices are all over the place depending on volume and what they can get. I like North Florida where nitrox 32 is 6-8 cents a cubic foot.

Shellback
07-06-2008, 21:57
I had my tanks filled at a new LDS today, it cost $22 for a HP 120 with 36% nitrox, the same tanks at another dive op was $12, is this normal for such a large difference?
Last time that I filled a HP119 it cost me $9 for 32% mixed in the tank, thought it was great after hearing what some shops charge. Unfortunately the fill techniques differ from shop to shop and that can cause some problems if the tank needs to be O2 clean.

wmspdi
07-06-2008, 22:02
For a partial pressure EAN 32% fill I pay $15 to 20 per 100 cf tank depending on where I get it filled. The rub is I have to drive 45 minutes to an hour each way to the closest NITROX fill station, leave the tanks with the LDS and then pick them up a few days later.

At $4.00+ a gallon the gasoline for the car is now costing more than the gas for the tanks unless I take 3 or 4 at a time to be filled. I have cut back on my use of NITROX as a result.

bubbletrubble
07-06-2008, 22:49
In San Diego, with a discounted 10 fill card, we pay $7 per HP100 tank for 32% nitrox. I believe that the same price is extended to larger tanks, too. Fills are done with a membrane system so tanks don't have to be O2 clean.

gbrdiver
07-07-2008, 07:53
Palau last month - free for 32% (Fish'n'Fins/Sams), Truk the following week $16 for 32%.

Grin
07-07-2008, 09:07
I get Nitrox fills for $7 a fill when I buy 30 cards (30 fills at a time to be used as I wish). It doesn't matter what size tank or if it's empy of 1/2 full when i bring it in, it's $7. That is due to my shop doing partial pressure fills. It's a good deal becasue I have 120 tanks and if they are empty I get more than my moneys worth. Some shops bank Nitrox and they only charge you to top off your tanks. So if you bring in a 1/2 empty tank you only pay for what it takes to fill it back up. Either way has it's advantages.

awap
07-07-2008, 09:13
$13 for 32% in an HP100 from the only guy around whose system does not require O2 cleaning of your tank.

navyhmc
07-07-2008, 09:15
I pay 10 cents per cu ft or $12 for my 120.

harb99
07-07-2008, 10:51
$15 per fill

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
07-07-2008, 12:27
Locally, for my HP 120 I pay between 12 and 16 depending on the shop and the mix I ask for.

CompuDude
07-08-2008, 13:38
$8-12 per tank is the going rate around Los Angeles (and most of SoCal). Size and pressure are irrelevant to the price. (Doubles pay 2 tanks) Any mix 21-40%.

The only place I get Nitrox fills these days has a membrane system, so no o2 clean needed for 40% and under.

RoyN
07-08-2008, 20:02
Lately I'm getting only 2800psi in a tank that can hold 3300psi. I'll just have to complain to dive shop and ask whats going on with that.

Empacher
07-08-2008, 20:03
$12 for 35%

digitalman
07-08-2008, 23:50
For a partial pressure EAN 32% fill I pay $15 to 20 per 100 cf tank depending on where I get it filled. The rub is I have to drive 45 minutes to an hour each way to the closest NITROX fill station, leave the tanks with the LDS and then pick them up a few days later.

At $4.00+ a gallon the gasoline for the car is now costing more than the gas for the tanks unless I take 3 or 4 at a time to be filled. I have cut back on my use of NITROX as a result.

I've cut back as well because of gas prices and pay more for air at a closer shop because I can't offset the 40 mile one-way trip for cheaper air at the closest dive shop unless I'm diving in that direction.

digitalman
07-08-2008, 23:50
Lately I'm getting only 2800psi in a tank that can hold 3300psi. I'll just have to complain to dive shop and ask whats going on with that.

Hot fills?

RoyN
07-09-2008, 00:50
Lately I'm getting only 2800psi in a tank that can hold 3300psi. I'll just have to complain to dive shop and ask whats going on with that.

Hot fills?

I don't know...all I know is it is annoying me big time because I love to have that extra 500 PSI. Who knows what I'll need it for.

doczerothree
07-09-2008, 08:39
Depends on where I go. My lds is waiting fot a piece of equipment. :smiley5: until then I'll have to pay $10-12 for my lp 112's Most places don't do "cave fills" So I'm at thier mercy:smiley29:

CompuDude
07-09-2008, 13:36
Lately I'm getting only 2800psi in a tank that can hold 3300psi. I'll just have to complain to dive shop and ask whats going on with that.

Hot fills?

I don't know...all I know is it is annoying me big time because I love to have that extra 500 PSI. Who knows what I'll need it for.

If they're filling while you wait, you may be SOL.

If you're dropping it off and picking it up later, you have ever right to bitch at them and insist on a top off. You're paying them to FILL your tank, not partially fill it. There's no getting around physics for the initial fill, though... some places will overfill things a bit to allow cooling to the proper level, others insist on cutting things off precisely at the fill rating of the tank. The latter type are the places where you definitely want to allow time for a top off the next morning after the tank has cooled thoroughly.

SlvrDragon50
07-11-2008, 21:27
Its around 8-15 for me depending on tank type..

MUCH cheaper if you buy an air card though

marchand
07-12-2008, 22:54
Around here the best price is $0.09 per cf as long as they aren't empty.

Flfiremedic
07-13-2008, 04:01
$8 per fill

longtailbda
07-13-2008, 12:30
$10.00 per 100

Madmax1997
07-14-2008, 21:41
12$ in mostly all Montreal's area for nitrox, any size any % up to 40%.
9,50 if you buy a 10 fill card.
air: 7$ per fill is the average