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Old 08-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default what type of air tank is this?

I have the option to get 2 of these "air tanks" for $25.

Are these oxygen tanks?

The valve doesn't look the same as my CO2 tank. are they easily converted to CO2?

Is this a potential score, or a waste of $25?

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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They look like scuba tanks

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Old 08-18-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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I could be wrong, but I don't think you'll find CO2 regulators that will fit scuba tanks...

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If they're scuba tanks then they'd hold oxygen which would be great for oxygenation. If they work/are usable I'd buy one if I were you. Though I'm not sure what kind of tank they are.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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If they're scuba tanks then they'd hold oxygen which would be great for oxygenation. If they work/are usable I'd buy one if I were you. Though I'm not sure what kind of tank they are.
Def not a scuba tank:
http://www.pyramydair.com/i/e/pcp-basics/k-valve.jpg

Also, most scuba tanks are designed to hold "breathing gas"
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:34 PM   #6
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Those symbols look familiar. Aren't they fire suppressant tanks? The kind that usually are up on posts above gas pumps in filling stations? I swear that down arrow symbol is on them.

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They are steel scba tanks. We use them for our air supply at fires. They fall under the same standard as any stel compressed gas tank. They are either 3000 psi or 4500 psi. You would need to read the tank markings to tell

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They are steel scba tanks. We use them for our air supply at fires. They fall under the same standard as any stel compressed gas tank. They are either 3000 psi or 4500 psi. You would need to read the tank markings to tell
ding ding ding. There we go.

They will need an scba regulator to use CGA-347 threading. It is possible to adapt a regulator to CGA fitting, but you either need a fitting to go from say CGA320(co2) to CGA 347 or you need to replace the cga stem and cga nut.

You will ONLY be able to have this filled with compressed air.

For our purposes, there isn't much use in these.
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ding ding ding. There we go.

They will need an scba regulator to use CGA-347 threading. It is possible to adapt a regulator to CGA fitting, but you either need a fitting to go from say CGA320(co2) to CGA 347 or you need to replace the cga stem and cga nut.

You will ONLY be able to have this filled with compressed air.

For our purposes, there isn't much use in these.
thank you. I now have $25 that I would have wasted to now spend on something useful!
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The US and Caribbean mainly use yoke adapters for scuba (k-valve), the other type of scuba tanks use DIN which is mainly the euros. The DIN connector on the tanks is female, but it looks like the pictures in the original post were male threaded...

EU/DIN scuba valves
http://www.amazon.com/XS-Scuba-300-B.../dp/B004NFYET6

US/Yoke/k-valve
http://www.amazon.com/Thermo-XS-Scub.../dp/B000COHD54

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