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can you fill your own tanks?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by goldhunter_2, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    140 PSI makes for a superb potato gun. =)
     
  2. chrispete

    chrispete Divemaster

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    We have guys around here who use old steel 72's to power their nailguns. Nice and portable, and they get quite a lot of shots off with just a standard fill.
     
  3. pipedope

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    Using a scuba tank as air supply for tools is fine but make certain that the regulator is putting out the right pressure for the tool.

    My nail guns like 90 psi and they are rather harsh running on 125.
    If I were using a tank to power them I would adjust the intermediate pressure for them.
     
  4. goldhunter_2

    goldhunter_2 Angel Fish

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    I run my guns on 110 for 8's and 16's but trun it down to 85 for finishing nails and brads
     
  5. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    An older US Divers Conshelf 12 or 14 first stage makes a great reg for this as the IP is easily adjustable with a screwdriver and can be set as low as 10 psi, whihc also makes it excellent for supplying small airbrushes. Scuba air is clean, dry and oil free which makes it perfect for paintwork.
     
  6. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    You want a compressor that puts out 3000 psi.

    There's a guy over on the rec.scuba newsgroup that knows all about nail gun compressors and scuba.
     
  7. gbrandon

    gbrandon Nassau Grouper

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    Ive been reading this thread and I dont get what your saying. Your using compressors that put out 120 or 140 psi and you want to fill a scuba tank that needs 2500+?? That aint gonna happen.
     

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