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$50 Harbor Freight hookah system testing

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by Ben Diver, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Ben Diver

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    The first couple tanks I thought I detected a hint of mint but not detecting any odor now LOL
     
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  2. Ben Diver

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    Pick one of those up also gonna give it a shot too 20180624_145239.jpg
     
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  3. Ben Diver

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    Well just got of the phone, The air is Breathable! Other than pollen and sugar found in the sample the air is fine to breathe I'm being told, the sugar kind of confused me so I looked into it more turns out I probably have residue of the simple clean solution in the hose Simple Green contains sugar LOL the Pollen I understand due to the unit has no filter on the intake side and pollen is very high at the moment in my area, I will be doing a thread comparing this type of compressor to the new Kobalt compressor I will flat out say the Kobalt compressor is much more quieter and better performance however the small Harbor Freight compressor is Handy due to it only requiring 2 amps to run and I find it much more easier to run off of a battery , just terribly loud, so being that I'll probably never pass 20 feet in depth with a hookah system I feel a lot better about using this however I arch anyone doing this to do your homework and be careful
     
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  4. JamesBon92007

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    Great news! A cheap air filter should get rid of the pollen. Are you going to test it in the water today?
     
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  5. Ben Diver

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    I did some pool test last night using both compressors the Harbor Freight compressor was very loud and had to continuously run but it got the job done I'll probably keep that setup stowed away on the boat I have to say the Kobalt compressor is probably 80% quieter and much better volume, tonight I will plug my wife on it as well to see if it can handle the both of us I think it can the duty cycle was around 3 minutes off 2 minutes on maintaining 80-125 psi with just me
     
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  7. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice, Keep in mind that air use doubles at 32'
     
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  8. A.S.H.

    A.S.H. Solo Diver

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    This is just awesome, going to start putting mine together next week, will save on air fill when shallow diving, less then 30 ft...thanks
     
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  9. Ben Diver

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    I would recommend spending the extra few bucks and getting the Kobalt super quiet model the Harbor Freight one works but it is very loud the Kobalt compressor seems to have no trouble keeping up with two divers
     

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  10. Ben Diver

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    Here's a video of us using it two at a time
     
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