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Boris42
10-27-2007, 08:51
I was at a LDS that's going out of business yesterday to pick up some accessories for 1/2 price. I asked about his rental tanks and he's trying to sell his fill station and tanks as a package, but should that fall through he said he'd sell the steel lp 80's for $125. They were hydro tested last week and passed +rated.

I'm thinking this is a great deal and would like to pick a couple of them if not more. From what I've read a lp 80+ can be filled to 2600 but he said they could take 3000 with no problem. What do you guys think about this?

Also, would these be a decent choice to double up with? Cshel and I will probably doing most of our non-quarry diving off the coast of NC in the 80-120 ft range on wrecks since we live so close to the NC coast.

Krafcheck
10-29-2007, 12:50
I would do it.

Also from what I have read if you dive steel doubles you should have drysuit.

marchand
10-29-2007, 15:32
If you switch out the bust disk you can pump them up to 3500; although, it will shorten the tank life a bit but not much.

ScaredSilly
10-31-2007, 17:08
They are probably great as singles but there are some that are frickin bricks that I would not double up unless you like being a dirt dart. For instance, the old Faber/ScubaPro were something like -8lbs when full. See if you can find out their bouyancy numbers.

Boris42
10-31-2007, 17:14
They are probably great as singles but there are some that are frickin bricks that I would not double up unless you like being a dirt dart. For instance, the old Faber/ScubaPro were something like -8lbs when full. See if you can find out their bouyancy numbers.

Great info! Thanks.

WaScubaDude
10-31-2007, 17:21
I was at a LDS that's going out of business yesterday to pick up some accessories for 1/2 price. I asked about his rental tanks and he's trying to sell his fill station and tanks as a package, but should that fall through he said he'd sell the steel lp 80's for $125. They were hydro tested last week and passed +rated.

I'm thinking this is a great deal and would like to pick a couple of them if not more. From what I've read a lp 80+ can be filled to 2600 but he said they could take 3000 with no problem. What do you guys think about this?

Also, would these be a decent choice to double up with? Cshel and I will probably doing most of our non-quarry diving off the coast of NC in the 80-120 ft range on wrecks since we live so close to the NC coast.

Unless you have your own compressor you may have a tough time getting a 3000 psi fill. I have two faber steel 98's. My very local LDS guy told me that they can handle 3000+ but he fills to the plus psi ...2640. One time he stepped away from the fill station and I ended up with two cold at 2800.
Check the burst disk PSI as well as the valve working pressure before pushin it.

JahJahwarrior
10-31-2007, 17:42
Some shops down here in cave country have no qualms about double disking or replacing with one steel disk, basically to the point that no recreational pressure could ever come close to blowing the disk. Then, they pump them up to 3600+ cold.

No matter where you are you should be able to get a 2460 cold, just make sure they fill to more like 3000 hot. It'll probably drop to around 2600ish then.

WaScubaDude
10-31-2007, 17:45
Some shops down here in cave country have no qualms about double disking or replacing with one steel disk, basically to the point that no recreational pressure could ever come close to blowing the disk. Then, they pump them up to 3600+ cold.

No matter where you are you should be able to get a 2460 cold, just make sure they fill to more like 3000 hot. It'll probably drop to around 2600ish then.

Small matter but wouldn't it be 2640 cold? 2400 plus 10% 240=2640?

BSea
10-31-2007, 20:44
FWIW, I normally have my lp85's filled to 3000 cold. This basically makes them 100's (almost).