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Beefcake
02-14-2010, 11:54
I am looking at some small tanks that I can't find any info on. They are luxfer aluminum tanks, 2216 psi, with a "T" as the beginning of the serial number. The letter(s) preceding the serial number are supposed to indicate the size, but I can't find reference to a "T" (for instance, luxfer al80's all start with a "P"). The measurements that the owner sent me are 6.5" diameter by 21" tall, which looks close to their L045 specs of 6.75 X 20.9". Can I assume these tanks are AL45's? Other than the Luxfer site showing them for SCBA, I can't find any reference to luxfer making a 45cf bottle. By the way, original manufacture is '95, so they aren't the 6351 alloy. Would one of these make a good Pony?

in_cavediver
02-14-2010, 11:56
I am looking at some small tanks that I can't find any info on. They are luxfer aluminum tanks, 2216 psi, with a "T" as the beginning of the serial number. The letter(s) preceding the serial number are supposed to indicate the size, but I can't find reference to a "T" (for instance, luxfer al80's all start with a "P"). The measurements that the owner sent me are 6.5" diameter by 21" tall, which looks close to their L045 specs of 6.75 X 20.9". Can I assume these tanks are AL45's? Other than the Luxfer site showing them for SCBA, I can't find any reference to luxfer making a 45cf bottle. By the way, original manufacture is '95, so they aren't the 6351 alloy. Would one of these make a good Pony?

Take and post a photo of the tank crown.

Beefcake
02-14-2010, 12:14
The 4/00 says TC-3ALM 153 DOT-3 AL 2216 T57872 LUXFER 09^95
The 8/00 says TC-3ALM 153 DOT-3 AL 2216 T71904 LUXFER 11^96
The 1/01 says TC-3ALM 153 DOT-3 AL 2216 T60310 LUXFER 10^95

Beefcake
02-14-2010, 14:41
Well, I don't think they'll work. I went to look at them, and they are SCBA tanks. They have wierd valves on them with a built-in pressure guage, and the threads are smaller than a standard SCUBA tank valve.

nrembis
02-14-2010, 15:04
sounds to me like it may have been one of luxfers 2216 O2 cylinders, not a scba, but without a photo, couldnt say for sure

navyhmc
02-15-2010, 01:56
either SCBA or O2 from the sounds of it, but as nrembis said, can't tell without a pic. Color is a give away as well: Green or green top is a dead giveaway that it's O2. That and 2216 sounds O2 as well.

in_cavediver
02-15-2010, 05:25
Those sound a LOT like our SCBA bottles - the giveaway is the pressure gauge and the threads on the valve.

They still have value - just not for diving.

Beefcake
02-15-2010, 17:03
I didn't think to get a picture, but it didn't matter once I determined that they weren't the pony bottles I was hoping for. They were blue in color and in good shape. They were listed on CL as scuba tanks for $25 each or all 3 for $60, so I had to go look. Oh well.

nrembis
02-15-2010, 17:33
I didn't think to get a picture, but it didn't matter once I determined that they weren't the pony bottles I was hoping for. They were blue in color and in good shape. They were listed on CL as scuba tanks for $25 each or all 3 for $60, so I had to go look. Oh well.

The ad was misleading and threw you off because they left the accessories out of the photo.....I found the correct one so dont worry


http://z.about.com/d/landscaping/1/0/3/7/tall_blue_fountain_6.jpg


:smilie39:

chilly willy
02-15-2010, 17:50
I didn't think to get a picture, but it didn't matter once I determined that they weren't the pony bottles I was hoping for. They were blue in color and in good shape. They were listed on CL as scuba tanks for $25 each or all 3 for $60, so I had to go look. Oh well.
Being that they're blue and have weird threads and valve, I would guess maybe nitrous oxide tanks.