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Tank Identification Help. US Divers?

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by Squirm88, Feb 14, 2020 at 1:26 PM.

  1. Squirm88

    Squirm88 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Any help to ID tank would be appreciated. Came across a pair of these for $60 for both. Took a chance and worst case I can use the valves. Any idea of tank volume or fill pressure? Measurement from neck to bottom of tank is about 24”.
     

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  2. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    Fill pressure is 2250. Steel 72's built in 1969?
     
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  3. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
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    Great tank! I have three. Last forever if they pass inspection and hydro. Yes - US Divers, and probably 72's at that height, though maybe less if you included the full neck length and it's only 24".
     
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  4. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
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    That pretty much goes for all cylinders ... :)
     
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  5. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    except 6351 aluminums - those can pass hydro, VE, and VIP and be worthless because nobody wants to fill them. (I include myself in that category).
     
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  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
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    Depends on where you are.
     
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  7. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, WA
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    I haven't been to Cali recently but...

    No FL shop will fill them.
    No WA or OR shops will fill them.
    You can't get them filled in BC (Canada)
    Sure there might be A shop someplace that is willing to fill these, but you are basically tied to that fill station.

    Its close to $70 for hydro, VE, VIP, and an air fill here on a 6351 tank. They are all well over 30 years old at this point and the cost of maintaining them is disproportionate to their value. Scrap value is about $18 at least.
     
  8. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    At least one in RI won't fill those AL 6351's. The one I know that would is closed now.
    I have one of those USD 72 from 1960 still use it with a pillar type J valve.
     
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  9. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
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    Scrap steel is worth pennies not $18
     
  10. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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    The poster was talking about AL 6351, where do you get steel from?

    Its close to $70 for hydro, VE, VIP, and an air fill here on a 6351 tank. They are all well over 30 years old at this point and the cost of maintaining them is disproportionate to their value. Scrap value is about $18 at least.
     
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