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How many cylinders do you own?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by BassO, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    My last weekend trip to California (which was last year) I had loaded with me...
    4 3L rebreather bottles (2 sets)
    Since I really needed 3 sets I brought the booster and a couple of my steel 100s to drive it.
    A K-cylinder of O2 to run through the booster
    An AL40 filled with mix to run through the booster
    (that is 8 so far)
    The AL6 for the drysuit, refilled on the boat
    AL40 of air for shallow dive bailout
    AL40 of rich for deco bailout
    AL80 of lean for deep bailout

    That is 12 cylinders for a 3-day weekend. Used all except the bail outs. The steel 100s could probably have been left behind and borrowed a couple boat tanks to run the booster.

    The real fix it to get another pair of 3L so I don't have to do parking lot fills. That would get me 6x 3L, 3x bailout, 1x drysuit. That is still a 10 cylinder weekend, but they are all small except the one normal sized AL80 bailout. If the boat didn't do fills, add a steel 100 back in and a transfer whip.
     
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  2. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    If you know how many cylinders you have, then you don’t have enough.
     
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  3. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    Where did you go in California?
     
  4. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Typically San Diego. Of course this year has not been travel friendly. I had plans for Long Beach/ Catalina this year, those have died out.
     
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  5. Imla

    Imla Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Oslo, Norway
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    I think I have more cylinders than shoes... My co-workers are shocked...
    1 D12 Steel 232 Bar (Split to sidemount atm)
    2 D7 Steel 300 Bar (GUE CCR Rigs)
    1 D7 Steel 300 Bar Fundiverig
    4 S80s Alu 200
    2 7Ls Alu 200
    1 Alu40 Alu 200
    2 3Ls Steel 300
    2 1,8Ls Steel 200
    1 0.85 Alu 200
     
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  6. Kupu

    Kupu Polliwog ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NC
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    1 x AL13
    1 x AL19
    2 x matching Steel LP72
    1 x Steel LP80
    2 x matching Steel LP85
    7 x AL80

    Current need/want list is another 1 x AL80, 1 x AL40, and 4 x HP 100s.
    My definition of enough tanks is the number that allows my wife and I to dive anytime we feel like it. We do not own a compressor and going for tank fills requires a 3 hour round trip drive, or losing valuable time on dive days.

    Being able to do a few days of diving without needing to take time out for fills is well worth the cost of ownership.
     
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  7. icechip

    icechip ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    4 x steel HP100
    2 x steel HP70
    1 x AL40
     
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  8. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    One of our beloved dive shops up on the coast closed down recently due to no abalone diving and that’s where we used to get fills when we camped out up there.
    We have to take all our tanks now for multiple days of diving. I’m looking at boosting my supply up to nine or ten tanks so I can do at least three days of diving.
     
  9. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia.
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    Hey @Searcaigh How are you? Do you have a photo of the Aussie Luxfer H.P. Twins? I bet....I'm not the only one who would like to see those.
    Cheers.
     
  10. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
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    How many? Too many. (40+. Eight sets of doubles. Lots of singles for stages/deco. Ponies distributed among all our cars with first stages and tire chucks. Dry suit inflation bottles. etc.)

    Edit: Oops. Nine sets of doubles. (Gotta find a new home for the Faber HP80s I never use.)
     
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