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Steel LP77, XS Scuba?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Danseur, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Danseur

    Danseur Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    I inherited a good 6-10 of these.

    In good shape, but out of hydro (totally will pass). I'm contemplating:

    -Selling. What are these worth?
    -Doubles subbing for AL80s that I use now
    -Deco/Stage bottles for ocean/helium
    -Smaller sidemount, but meeting minimum needs for cave

    Lighter and less buoyant than an AL80 (+7# less up the ladder, each).

    Shorter in length. Same diameter.

    Same capacity, but can fill "properly" where appropriate and available. (If it's not for you, it's a non-point other than identical volume at 2640 vs 3000).

    What would you do?

    Some of each?


  2. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California - Bay Area
    value depends on access to overfills. if you get them overfilled to 3400 psi+, they can be treated like hp100s. the buoyancy is better for cold water doubles than al80s.
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  3. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NY
    I might be interested to buy one from you.
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  4. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    Take a look and see if the REE is stamped on the tank. If not, some places (most?) won't do a plus hydro to allow the 10% overfill to 2640 psi. That's necessary to get a full fill to capacity. I learned that the hard way. One of my tanks would only get a 2400 psi fill because they wouldn't plus test it even though I knew the REE number.

    I far prefer the steel tanks. Not only lighter but because of the buoyancy (zero or negative when empty) you need less lead. It was me I'd sell a few to cover the hydro for the rest. I'd keep as many as I could.

    As far as price - I got mine for $50 each. Out of hydro they're not as desirable. You might get a bit more depending on running into someone that wants steel tanks and if they have the REE.
  5. Danseur

    Danseur Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    I have no problem getting a + rating.

    Thanks for the good input.

    Might be donating a chunk to the NY Harbor School.

  6. divinginn

    divinginn Regular of the Pub

    I like them,nice and light. Usually fill to 3000.
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