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Old 02-11-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Ok, from what I know - Steel and Aluminum normally have different hydro requirements (Steel 5yr, Al 3 yrs) - Is this still true for CO2 tanks?

I might have a lead on a Steel tank thats slightly cheaper than an AL tank - if its true then the steel would be worth it in the hydro savings..

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Old 02-11-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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You are confusing paintball tanks with regular CO2 tank which require testing every 5 years steel or aluminum.

According to the web site I just visited paintball co3 tank require testing steel every 3 years and aluminum every 5.

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:08 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks - I know SCUBA cylinders are the same also, AL tanks are every three - Steel every 5 - I would have thought regardless of what gas goes into them, all cylinders would be the same since its a DOT thing.

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Ok, thanks - I know SCUBA cylinders are the same also, AL tanks are every three - Steel every 5 - I would have thought regardless of what gas goes into them, all cylinders would be the same since its a DOT thing.

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Don't you mean irregardless?
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Yes - Irregardless of the gas... steel.. aluminum.. Department of Transportation.. etc etc etc..

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I don't know where you got your info about SCUBA tanks but I believe it's 5 years on both. I've owned both steel and aluminum.

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This web site should clear up some of the confusion.

http://www.hydrotester.com/Testdateindex.htm

Apparently aluminum SCUBA tanks started out with a 3 yr. hydro test requirement.

But now after a 2001 test date depending on the Mgf and the date of the mgf. they now require testing only every 5 yrs.

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Apparently aluminum SCUBA tanks started out with a 3 yr. hydro test requirement.

But now after a 2001 test date depending on the Mgf and the date of the mgf. they now require testing only every 5 yrs.
Thats probably it - thanks for clearing that up!
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