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    CASPER

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    Divers...old air

    I bought a new aluminum tank end of 2019 and had filled
    never took it out due to health issues -
    question - should air still be good or should i empty and re fill ?

    Should I empty and refill Spare air tank on a regular basis?
    its only for emergencies - if you never have one (emergency that is)
    ... do they slowly lose their air or does air in them get stale?

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by CASPER-2; Sep 11, 2021 at 02:40 AM.
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
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    Do not use.

    tanks need to have visual inspections every year and hydro static inspections every 5 years.
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - HAVE PERMISSION - FILL HOLES - DISPOSE OF TRASH. The Random Chat Thread---> http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    28,850
    86382 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Capser... do not "empty" ever.

    Always keep a min of 300 lbs + is best.

    Also i am not sure "how" you stored them...

    Dont store laying down.. dont store directly on concrete... use plastic pads or some other non quick temp changing "buffer" between floor and tank.
    Last edited by AARC; Sep 11, 2021 at 04:12 AM.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    this is my older tank (not that old - like 4 yrs) - my new one took its place and i have not used yet
    and is like this but 4ft off the floor on a table in my garage

    set up as SNUBA- 30ft hose - i have a huge dive flag i attach
    I wear a Spare Air bottle on my chest
    Last edited by CASPER-2; Sep 11, 2021 at 04:57 AM.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,812
    18760 times
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    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,812
    18760 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Do not use.

    tanks need to have visual inspections every year and hydro static inspections every 5 years.
    I have gotten tanks inspected in past - havent "gone under" since Fall of 2019
    plan on dropping them off soon to get checked (got 3 now) so I can possibly get under before waters get cold
    - just didnt know on the new one if it needed to be discharged and refilled
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    16,812
    18760 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
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    Im thinking of getting a Nemo or Nomad
    I got a bunch of places - old ones - that had piers, platforms, slides and or diving boards in deeper waters
    that may be gold mines - just never have the time to go
    used to use hookahs but a pain to get from parking lots to water with them and all gear needed
    takes 70lbs of weight to keep me on the bottom - not fun walking with that much on 300 yrds to the water
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    28,850
    86382 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    I have gotten tanks inspected in past - havent "gone under" since Fall of 2019
    plan on dropping them off soon to get checked (got 3 now) so I can possibly get under before waters get cold
    - just didnt know on the new one if it needed to be discharged and refilled
    I would go ahead and get it checked anyway... better to spend a few bucks doing it for the peace of mind.
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    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
    AT Pro, Fisher F2, ProPointer AT
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    I would go ahead and get it checked anyway... better to spend a few bucks doing it for the peace of mind.
    Good perspective! I had bad air once on a charter in Mexico. Not an awesome experience on what should have been a straight forward dive. I learned to dive in tougher conditions (Ontario) but chumming the water through my regulators at depth is not for the faint of heart.
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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "Bay of the Holy Spirit”
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    28,850
    86382 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I always get my rig inspected...

    The guy that hangs out in front of the 7-eleven on the corner does a great job...

    Here he is testing my rig out...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    :P
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - HAVE PERMISSION - FILL HOLES - DISPOSE OF TRASH. The Random Chat Thread---> http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
    AT Pro, Fisher F2, ProPointer AT
    944
    1801 times
    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    I always get my rig inspected...

    The guy that hangs out in front of the 7-eleven on the corner does a great job...

    Here he is testing my rig out...

    Click image for larger version. 

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    :P
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