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Old 08-10-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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I have 2 old steel tanks that my dad scuba'd with in the 60's up to the late 70's.

they still have air in them

Right now they are just taking up room inthe garage.

What can i do with these guys?
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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What size valves do they have in them are they 1/2" tapered pipe or 3/4" strraight pipe threads. If the valves threads are about one inch in diameter you could have them hydrod and sell them if they passed hydro.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Please forgive me, but I am blissfully ignorant about dive gear. My dad was a hard core diver for many years in San Diego, but not so much in once he moved to Florida.

Not sure what thread sizes you are asking about, and what does it mean to "have them hydrod"
Here are a few pics i just snapped of the tanks...

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They make terrific bells.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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I have two old tanks that are similar to those if anyone would like them. They have old-school valves (that I am keeping) but anyone is welcome to the tanks if they get them this weekend! If I remember correct, they are AL80's
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Cut the bottoms out of them and use them to "hide" your booty ;-)
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Those tanks are 3/4" straight pipe and are usable if they would pass hydro. I think they would pass hydro if there is not too much rust inside. I still have a steel tank that is 1/2" pipe taper and was manufactured in the early 50s. Someone would most likely be interested in them.
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These look like the steel tanks. Might be stat testable. The aluminum tanks by Luxom that a lot of dive companies sold are the ones that can not be filled. For a while they offered a rebate but I checked and that was over. Unscrew the valve and shine a light inside and look to see if there is rust.
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I dive on the Suwannee River a good bit and there is a local shop that will fill anything that will pass Hydro. There was nothing wrong with the tanks years ago, if it can pass 6000PSI HYDRO then he will fill it. (think thats the test pressure) So... I have several tanks down there in his shop I just leave, No one else will fill them but it keeps me from loading tanks from home to gainesville. Air tastes the same, and he has no problem filling them. There may always be a way to spare one a cutting. His normal fills are 3100-3250 range.

We dove an awesome place last weekend. Real freaky but some virgin hard tact. Nice fossils!

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I have 2 old steel tanks that my dad scuba'd with in the 60's up to the late 70's.

they still have air in them

Right now they are just taking up room inthe garage.

What can i do with these guys?
Just tie something heavy to them drop them down with some concrete culverts and other reef material. They'd make a great reef.

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