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Dark Wolf
07-04-2009, 00:34
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?

Jack Hammer
07-04-2009, 00:46
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?
You're joking, right?

For any who are actually curious, an AL80 tank is scuba cylinder made out of alumnum with capacity of roughly 80 cubic feet (actually ~77.4).

Jack

baywatch106
07-04-2009, 01:20
I think it was a joke , but why only 77 cu ft. My steel 120 is like 121 cu ft.

Jack Hammer
07-04-2009, 01:27
I think it was a joke , but why only 77 cu ft. My steel 120 is like 121 cu ft.
I'm really not clear on why tanks aren't just called whatever their actual size is. As in a hp123 instead of a hp119 or an al77 (or 78) instead of 80. Makes no sense to me.

Jack

Foo2
07-04-2009, 01:33
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?

I have a feeling that was Little Wolf posting on DW's account...

plot
07-06-2009, 10:06
Thats what I thought too until he asked me this weekend if the recreational limits was 130 feet because 130cu tanks are about the biggest you can find... :smiley_confused::smiley_confused:

ScubaToys Larry
07-06-2009, 10:12
I always thought you have to use an aluminum 80 to 80 foot depth, in 80 degree water with 80 ft. vis... now that's diving!

fire diver
07-06-2009, 10:19
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?


LOL Been spending much time with Kenny's belt down at the "doors"? :smilie39:

navyhmc
07-06-2009, 14:32
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?


LOL Been spending much time with Kenny's belt down at the "doors"? :smilie39:

Got any photos??? :smilie39: :smilie39: :smilie39:

So, what am I to do with this Heiser 190 I have laying around???:smiley36:

MSilvia
07-06-2009, 15:27
So, what am I to do with this Heiser 190 I have laying around???:smiley36:
Two dives to 95', of course. :)

navyhmc
07-06-2009, 15:37
So, what am I to do with this Heiser 190 I have laying around???:smiley36:
Two dives to 95', of course. :)

Oh, thank god!!! I was dreading having to find places in the midwest to dives to 190'. :smiley36:

plot
07-06-2009, 18:01
So, what am I to do with this Heiser 190 I have laying around???:smiley36:
Two dives to 95', of course. :)

Oh, thank god!!! I was dreading having to find places in the midwest to dives to 190'. :smiley36:

We were just at one... if it's not 190' in spots, it's very close!

LaCroix42
07-06-2009, 23:42
Yeah, I was a bit surprised when he approached me (of all people) this weekend and asked if he should be good to about 210FFW with his dual 109's. I was a bit surprised by this, to say the least.

Navy, the map claims that Captain John's is 210' at the deepest section.

And Larry, I want to do some of those profiles!!

navyhmc
07-06-2009, 23:45
Yeah, I was a bit surprised when he approached me (of all people) this weekend and asked if he should be good to about 210FFW with his dual 109's. I was a bit surprised by this, to say the least.

Navy, the map claims that Captain John's is 210' at the deepest section.

And Larry, I want to do some of those profiles!!

<in best Star Trek bones voice> Dammit Al...it's only got 190 cu ft! I'm not magician, I just can't go any deeper with a 190!!!! Don't you think I KNOW it's 210'? Just Where am I supposed to get this mythical 210 cu ft tank? :smilie39:

IndyDiver
07-06-2009, 23:55
Yeah, I was a bit surprised when he approached me (of all people) this weekend and asked if he should be good to about 210FFW with his dual 109's. I was a bit surprised by this, to say the least.

Navy, the map claims that Captain John's is 210' at the deepest section.

And Larry, I want to do some of those profiles!!

<in best Star Trek bones voice> Dammit Al...it's only got 190 cu ft! I'm not magician, I just can't go any deeper with a 190!!!! Don't you think I KNOW it's 210'? Just Where am I supposed to get this mythical 210 cu ft tank? :smilie39:

I am really sorry I missed the DDCN July 4th get together. It looks like it would have been well worth the eight hour drive to get some of the stuff you guys were smoking. And all I did Sunday was look for the paddlefish at Haigh quarry (again) :smiley19:

Jack Hammer
07-07-2009, 00:01
Am I just missing some humor here or is some one who claims to be an experienced diver really asking a bunch of basic questions that imply a desire to dive way beyond their apparent training and skill levels, the kind of questions that get you into the newpapers in a real ugly way?

Jack

navyhmc
07-07-2009, 00:10
Am I just missing some humor here or is some one who claims to be an experienced diver really asking a bunch of basic questions that imply a desire to dive way beyond their apparent training and skill levels, the kind of questions that get you into the newpapers in a real ugly way?

Jack

pm'd ya! :smiley20:

Besides, if this is gets DW in the papers, he's miles ahead!!! :smiley20:

LaCroix42
07-07-2009, 00:55
Of course, what really got me going was when NavyHMC and I were talking, and DW began asking the reason that you'd need an octo AND a second second stage. I told him these were the types of questions that he should be asking John or Larry, but he didn't really want to take that as an answer.I don't know, I think the cold water may have vapor locked him...

navyhmc
07-07-2009, 01:08
Umm Al...that wasn't a vapor lock...:smilie39:

petronius
07-13-2009, 23:28
i keep hearing people saying al80 everywhere when people are talking about tanks. what's the 80 stand for? that means it good up to 80 feet, right?

I thought it was how much weight you're supposed to wear in order to descend properly. It's tough with an 80, but I have to wear two weightbelts with my 104...

navyhmc
07-13-2009, 23:50
Then I'm totally hosed with that Heiser190!!! I'll never be able to walk to the water. :smilie39:

tnrescuediver
08-23-2009, 21:40
i agree with larry