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Old steels denied fills due to store "policy"

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Ana, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    I have never understood how I can confirm a subsurface crack visually. I will clean the threads again, repeat test, clean again, and repeat again before making a final determination.
     
  2. Just Anthony

    Just Anthony Angel Fish

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    Dive stores set their own "policies". Mostly out of voo-doo and superstition.

    I've heard it all over 20 years of diving.
    The best one was, "I can't visually inspect your cylinder that was hydro'd last year. You must have your cylinder re-hydro'd if you have painted it [since the last hydro] cause it's the law."

    Shop in Key Largo wouldn't fill our cylinders with nitrox because some of the guys didn't have nitrox stickers on them.
    Their shop, their policy, I guess.
     
  3. Rred

    Rred Manta Ray

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    A nitrox sticker just means "We're too cheap to use premix, so we want you to have oxygen-cleaned tanks so we can hot shot your tanks."
    Yeah, it is that simple, For most shops having 32 and 36 on hand, or just having 32 on hand, would be enough. Worry about oxygen cleaned tanks only if you're going to offer custom fills.

    For shops with a surprise policy, like saying "We're not gonna fill that tank because the last hydro was done in a month that didn't end in an "R" "....a basic competent manager would say to the customer "Our policy won't let us fill this, but we don't want to ruin your dive, either. So we can let you have a rental tank, for just the price of the fill. Just this once..."

    You can have oddball policies--and still show the customer some respect.
     
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  4. agadiver78

    agadiver78 Nassau Grouper

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  5. captain

    captain Captain

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    One word, bull.
     
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  6. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    I'm overwhelmed by the intelligence of your contribution
     
  7. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Is it someone who doesn't like vacuum cleaners? :confused:
     
  8. MrVegas

    MrVegas Nassau Grouper

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    Thought of this thread -- I just had a 1962 LP72 tank hydro'd. It passed VIP, and I dove it yesterday. (It has the tapered threads -- Healthways, I think.)
     
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  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    My God... if it passes hydro and VIP, I don't understand their policy. I have tanks from the early 60s to the mid-70s. The only ones newer than thata re my pony bottles.
     
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