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Poll: How many tanks do you own? Rec or tek? Boat Owner?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by Steve Barsky, Feb 19, 2012.

How many cylinders do you own?

Poll closed Mar 11, 2012.
  1. Just 1 cylinder

    3.4%
  2. 2

    12.9%
  3. 3

    9.5%
  4. 4

    8.8%
  5. 5-10

    32.7%
  6. 11-15

    17.0%
  7. I lost count of how many cylinders I own!

    15.0%
  8. Boat Owner

    15.6%
  9. Recreational Diver

    55.8%
  10. Tech diver

    33.3%
  11. Cold water diver

    51.7%
  12. Warm water diver

    36.7%
  1. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    36,349
    13,617
    0
    Both, plus the doubles always seem to have the wrong mix in them, and we have some tanks for students.
     
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    15,980
    18,726
    113
    three AL80's for me
    three AL63's for the wife/daughter
    1 steel 72
    1 AL13
    1 AL19

    1 AL100 on the way.....
     
  3. Suzuki416

    Suzuki416 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: London
    61
    17
    8
    I have them for the 2nd reason... I do all my own fills & have a Haskell but don't use the high HE mixed cylinders unless I need them which on a rebreather is once a year-ish - never used yet in anger... Heres a pic with a few of them... the rest are in the garage... [​IMG]
     
  4. Steve Barsky

    Steve Barsky Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Utah
    87
    9
    8
    Nice set-up!
     
  5. ...all that expense/effort devoted to diving in British waters ? ...sigh
     
  6. lonebrave

    lonebrave DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maryland
    363
    54
    28
    AL80s, only used for shore dives right now as ops provide my tanks for boat dives...looking to get into tech later this year, so might be adding a few more.
     
  7. Suzuki416

    Suzuki416 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: London
    61
    17
    8
    This is the more functional end of the shed...

    [​IMG]

    I also dive in France !
    We then take my buddys mobile trailer setup... I think he has 30ish cylinders (he also dives a rebreather) I'll drag out a pic of that..
     
  8. Suzuki416

    Suzuki416 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: London
    61
    17
    8
    Back to the OP..

    Once you have a 'lot' of cylinders it makes sense to know exactly all of the details.
    I do my own 02 cleaning (just built a tumbler !) & my spreadsheet tells me when I last checked inside the cylinder (try to work on once a year or if I'm suspicious - except for the bank cylinders - 5 years)
    If the Valve comes off, it all gets cleaned/replaced (I have spare valves o2 cleaned in ziplock bags) & a new tank O'ring installed.
     
  9. SDAnderson

    SDAnderson Dive Charter

    # of Dives:
    Location: On a good day, Lake Michigan
    3,305
    78
    0
    Space to store them? I haven't been able to put a car in the garage for years. :) Mostly, the number of tanks has to do with the need to be able to pack enough gas for several days of technical diving in locations where gas is either unavailable or suspect. I'm in the middle of the annual inspection/cleaning routine right now, wherein rebreathers start looking better and better.

    Not counting bottles rented from the gas house:

    3 sets of LP104s
    9 AL80 deco/stage bottles
    6 AL40 deco/stage bottles
    3 AL6 suit inflation bottles
    1 HP100 argon reserve
    4 AL80 recreational EANx bottles
    1 AL4 calibration gas bottle
     
  10. mahjong

    mahjong Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Mountain View, CA
    906
    46
    28
    11 tanks. Two double MP72 rigs. One double 40 rig (PST 1800psi-- ~ the same size as the MP72s, but much lighter). Two LP95s. Three LP72s. Cold water recreational diver.
     

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