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H.P Steel tanks in Florida

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Boston Breakwater, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Difficult to get anywhere close to a full fill (with those HP cylinders) here in Upstate NY let alone a cave fill. You guys are lucky.
     
  2. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hey @Compressor How are you?
    My L.P. 121 bottles get accidentally overcooked.:confused:
    My H.P. 120's never go much above the rated 3442. (Seriously.)
    Cheers.
     
  3. 2airishuman

    2airishuman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Chart in my notes says a Worthington LP121 weigh 49.9 lbs. PSTs were usually a pound or two less typically at least for other sizes and there is quite a bit of variation from one cylinder to the next.

    Faber FX-149 weight varies depending who you ask, this one is 46.9 lbs but I got 45.0 when searching on my work computer. Maybe LeisurePro includes the valve, who knows:

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    Still not sure how you end up with LP120s being lighter than HP149s
     
  4. 2airishuman

    2airishuman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have to twist arms to get my LP72s filled to 2475 PSI and always get the stink eye when I bring in a bunch of HP cylinders because then they have to run the compressor.
     
  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @2airishuman Faber FX149 vs Faber LP120. It is not fair to compare across brands
     
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  6. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I live in Florida, and have access to cave fills. Yet I still own HP steel tanks, in fact I presently own six HP100s. While I have access to cave fills when I am up in cave country, cave fills are hard to get outside of cave country, like around my home, South Florida, and the Keys.

    I also own four LP85s that are my cave tanks, and typically are filled as high as the filling station can get me.
     
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  7. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. uncfnp

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    I don’t know if it was a real question or purely rhetorical but for me it’s about size. I can get as much or more gas (with cave fills in my HP’s) in a smaller package.
     
  9. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thank you @Boston Breakwater. You started a nice thread; thank you.
     
  10. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Another interesting thread might be to ask what people with "Multiple Tank Syndrome" do for VIPs. Imagining VIPing 30 tanks/year.

    We've had a thread like this before but things might have changed.
     

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