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Air in eanx marked tank?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by buckled plates, May 15, 2019.

  1. Wookie

    Wookie Orange Man Bad Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Seems like a perfect solution. :D
     
  2. buckled plates

    buckled plates Dive Charter

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    And now, as of this morning (Sunday, 19 May), not only will Captain Hooks in Big Pine Key not put air in a nitrox banded tank, but they've also taken to barking and screaming at my friends dropping off yesterday's tanks for refill. "You gotta PAY first!" the nitwit shouted rudely, his head poking out the door of the workshop. My friend, a 50-something, retired Navy guy, a dive instructor and former dive shop owner (a shop that did nitrox fills across the street from the current BP Captain Hooks location) was quite taken aback. He was unaware of needing a chit from the office first, and a simple "Do you have the receipt?" would have sufficed. Why is it that no dive business in the Keys can remain user friendly for long? What's it been, a year since they took over from Strike Zone, the previous owners doing their level best to drive away business? Whew. Must be something in that air they're pumping, huh?
     
  3. Wookie

    Wookie Orange Man Bad Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I think they have their hands full getting Key West straightened out....
     
  4. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    The Tank Monkey didn't lie. He was following house rules and we all should honor that.

    Where I am, in Germany, it is forbidden by law to put Nitrox in a tank not labeled "Nitrox". This law goes even further. You must have a "Nitrox Only" tank valve, first and second stage and all three must be color-coded as such. The Nitrox first stage is a different size and cannot be used with a standard tank valve.

    If you get caught putting anything other than EAN 21 in a standard SCUBA tank or using Nitrox without a labeled Nitrox tank and a Nitrox dedicated first and second stage, you could have your license revoked and you can be hit with HEAVY fines.
     
  5. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Barracuda

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    Is is their compressor so they can decide how they are going to fill the tanks, but it is also my wallet and I decide where it is being spent. And if a shop has rules like that, they probably aren't going to be seeing my credit card.
     
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  6. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Yep and was likely part of the impetus for Brexit. (Yes I am joking but it IS a good example of bureaucratic nonsense).

    For anyone unaware...

    The M25 / M26 saga! What Does It All Mean?
     
  7. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    Yes! And that is your prerogative. In Germany, however, you vill obey ze rulez! LOL!
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Wow, Germany apparently does have SCUBA Police....
     
  9. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    They do! And they're DEAD SERIOUS!
     
  10. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    In all reality it happened because the Scuba industry either weren't invited or didn't turn up

    The basic premise of the regs was simple, each different gas has a different connection method, so you can't mix say a Cylinder of Argon for one of O2 or N2 or He etc

    Sensible right. But broad strokes swepe lots of stuff up, and unless you argue for exceptions you get caught up inthe change. There are valid arguments on both sides

    I sat on a Sub committee representing Theatres in the working at height regs. A good example is this.

    Someone set a blanket rule of 1.22m or 4' above which you'd need a preventative measure to stop someone falling over that gap.

    Unfortunately an Orchestra pit at the front of a stage is 1.8m or 6' generally. A handrail at the front of a stage is clearly not practical nor are harnesses on the actors (Well that would be a good idea for different reasons but I digress)

    Our industry presented a case where this wasn't needed nor practical during a performance and an exception was granted.
     

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