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Financial planning, compressor

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters & Blending Systems' started by formernuke, May 5, 2021.

  1. iain/hsm

    iain/hsm Contributor

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    Heck you need to put this HP100's LP50's and AL80 into english for me and disclose the wetted volume (water capacity) in litres volume ideally and the pressure either psi or bar

    To be real accurate I have calculated the cylinders as empty and havn't calculated any residual pressure left in them so the times I stated are longer than you will experience in practice with some residual pressure in your cylinders.

    We are two different continents divided by the same language.
    Maybe make that a coffee rather than tea it's quicker. LOL
     
  2. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
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    LP50's 7.8 litre 2640psi HP100's 12.7 litre 3442psi.
     
  3. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    I tried a conveserion thing and the answers don't make sense. Lol. Based on what your saying should work though.
     
  4. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    Thanks
     
  5. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
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    What I see is that the OP is having is an itch that won't go away until it has been properly scratched. I had the same (almost) itch and scratched it to satisfaction with a compressor from Jim Shelden (@frogman 62) and it may be exactly what the Doctor ordered for @formernuke http://www.sheldensportinggoods.com/

    If I could suggest starting with just the compressor and see if it satisfies what you are looking to do. It was only a short time after I received my compressor that I built a Nitrox mixing stick for very little money. For now I'm very happy and really don't see the need for an air bank.

    Couv
     
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  6. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
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    Thats an idea, if I wanted to later could I add a auto drain?
     
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  7. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
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    Yes, but as others have pointed out, for home/personal compressor use what is the point of an auto drain? You have to mind the compressor and tanks anyway. Draining the sumps give you an idea of just how much moisture you're dealing with and how often to drain it.
     
  8. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Thumbs-up
     
  9. Cio

    Cio Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NJ
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    You can't autodrain small compressors, they take way too long to recover. Drain between fills.
     
  10. Cio

    Cio Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NJ
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    The navy uses them for all their chambers.
     

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