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Early Air Fills?

Discussion in 'History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss' started by kablooey, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    that is just COOL!

    but I do hope the exhaust is not impacting the fill quality...... :shocked:

    my guess is the black hose is a "snorkel" to a safer intake location.
     
  2. АлександрД

    АлександрД Barracuda

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    you are right :)
    You can see connector on the another picture of the "head", covered by black stub - this is intake connector.
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    and black hose is connected to it.

    BTW. We have same compressor, as Cornelius :)
    Here it is named КПВ 1Б
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    As I know - it was used on the small airplanes.
    It has two con.s - low performance and low pressure.
     
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  3. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

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    Here in Sweden many divers in the old days got airfills from the firestations, and also many parts of the equipment was the same, old AGA/Interspiro tanks, regulators and fullface masks all started out as firefighter equipment.

    And in we also have a strong club (non profit) tradition, so early on dive clubs started where interest where. Clubs often have a compressor.
     
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  4. icechip

    icechip Barracuda

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    By the 1970s we were filling our tanks at the local fire station. They were free.
     
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  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    many of us still do :-D though I do bring them pulled pork butts every once in a while
     
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  6. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We have several volunteer fire departments in our area. I have heard that all of them use the one local dive shop who fills all their SCBA cylinders for free (as a donation).
     
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