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diver-wife
07-28-2008, 15:51
I have found someone who has some of the old Aluminum Alloy tanks that are currently in Hydro. How much would you all consider paying for these tanks? I have checked with my LDS and they will fill/VIP/Hydro them. I am just looking for a couple of spares to have for air fills. Also, is there any danger in using these tanks with the old Alloy as I know in Florida, a lot of ops will not fill them. (I am not in Florida)

fireflock
07-28-2008, 15:54
$3, or whatever a doorstop costs these days.

I know you did some research and can get them filled now, but they're not worth the hassle, IMO. The number of shops who won't touch them grows every day.

divinginn
07-28-2008, 16:41
scrap alum is going for about a dollar right now.

ScubaToys Larry
07-28-2008, 16:50
Checking out this thread should help: http://forum.scubatoys.com/complaints-problems/15594-refused-fill-tanks.html

SkuaSeptember
07-28-2008, 16:58
Free would be the right price.
With a little work they make nice lamps for the den.

diver-wife
07-28-2008, 17:02
you all convinced me, no purchasing for me,
thanks

dirtydon
07-28-2008, 17:18
yesterday was giving 2 tanks free firefighter breather gear whole setup mask tank harness,looks like 1984 dob. alum one good alloy one bad 2216psi looks about 50cuft.my question do i need hydro vis eddy current check to make lamps or doorstops???

SkuaSeptember
07-28-2008, 17:35
An annual Visual inspection is required for all lamps and door stops!

navyhmc
07-28-2008, 18:21
An annual Visual inspection is required for all lamps and door stops!

what about hydro's? :smilie39: :smilie39: :smilie39:

SkuaSeptember
07-28-2008, 18:30
Door stops only of course! Everyone knows that you can't pressurize a lamp!:smiley29:

dirtydon
07-28-2008, 18:33
if i over fill can i use 3-way bulbs?? if no hydro can i use leds?? from what i read in forum they are brighter???

navyhmc
07-28-2008, 18:37
if i over fill can i use 3-way bulbs?? if no hydro can i use leds?? from what i read in forum they are brighter???

Actually, no further testing is needed for 3-way bulbs. But be careful if using HID Bulbs. the tanks are not rated for these and could suffer electrical overload and fail.