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sterlinghe92
02-15-2010, 00:08
Our shop and many other people say we should get HP 100's. Our shop and many around us can fill them:)

My question is what brand? I think my shop sells worthingtons but I was talking to a guy and he said this one compnay( I forget the name but they paint them white and treat the inside) treats the usnsude and their wy better?!

What's a good brand to buy?!

navyhmc
02-15-2010, 02:23
Sounds like Fabers. Good tanks. Worhtingtons are also a good tank to consider. And Scuba Toys carries them.

comet24
02-15-2010, 06:17
Fabers are painted white. My steel tanks are Worthington's. Both are good tanks. I went with Worthington's simple because I could get a much better price when I bought them.

in_cavediver
02-15-2010, 06:55
Both are good tanks. I have PST's and Fabers. The faber paint can chip which some people do not like. Personally - a tank is a tank to me. I care about capacity and buoyancy characteristics.

awap
02-15-2010, 07:53
The hot dipped galvanized finish seems to be more durable than a paint finish. Then again, the occasional chip in a paint finish is easy to touch up.

awap
02-15-2010, 07:56
The hot dipped galvanized finish seems to be more durable than a paint finish. Then again, the occasional chip in a paint finish is easy to touch up.

You don't indicate where you are from and where you dive. Part of the answer to what tank lies in how much gas do you need. I have Al63s, Al80s, and an HP100. For local central TX diving, I usually use the Al tanks as they have all the gas I need. My HP 100 is used mostly for trips to the FGB where 80s are marginal for gas supply.

sterlinghe92
02-15-2010, 11:41
I'm in puget sound, Seattle wa. It's colder. We usually dive what our shop rents, stell 80's. But today wr dove hp 100's and it was almost too long!! I ended with 1800 and felt it was over?!?

Maybe were just not used to it

CompuDude
02-15-2010, 12:00
For salt water, the galvanized tanks are the way to go.

IMO.

Fabers are good tanks, too (I own and use both), and if you get a screaming deal, by all means get the Fabers, but otherwise, for salt water ocean diving, the Worthingtons are a better choice. Fresh water is more of a coin toss.

ssmdive
02-15-2010, 14:16
I have Fabers and find the paint to be annoying. It can make the tanks slippery and when carrying a set of doubles that can be a big difference.

Also when you are cramming yourself through a tiny hole you are going to scratch them up like crazy.

I got a swinging deal on them, or I would have gotten something else.

UCFKnightDiver
02-15-2010, 15:16
I'm in puget sound, Seattle wa. It's colder. We usually dive what our shop rents, stell 80's. But today wr dove hp 100's and it was almost too long!! I ended with 1800 and felt it was over?!?

Maybe were just not used to it

steel 80's? those things are real short!

sterlinghe92
02-15-2010, 15:26
I'm in puget sound, Seattle wa. It's colder. We usually dive what our shop rents, stell 80's. But today wr dove hp 100's and it was almost too long!! I ended with 1800 and felt it was over?!?

Maybe were just not used to it

steel 80's? those things are real short!

yeah! I kinda liked the size but they don't last long!!! They were also lp that went up to 2400 psi:( crappy!!!

CompuDude
02-15-2010, 20:26
I'm in puget sound, Seattle wa. It's colder. We usually dive what our shop rents, stell 80's. But today wr dove hp 100's and it was almost too long!! I ended with 1800 and felt it was over?!?

Maybe were just not used to it

steel 80's? those things are real short!

Steel HP80s are very short... steel LP80s look similar to HP100s.

WaScubaDude
02-15-2010, 21:08
Just passed up a CL deal on a Faber HP120 with DIN valve. It was out of hydro-made in 2004. Never been in the water and not one scratch on the white paint. $160 bucks. But it was tooo damb long.