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Scuba tank for air tank?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by simply_signs, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. simply_signs

    simply_signs Registered Member

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    Not sure if this is the place to ask this question but I am thinking about using a scuba tank for a portable air tank. I was wondering if anyone has done this?

    A scuba tank can hold up to 3300psi. I would use about 2500psi and you can buy a regulator for the tank to bring the air pressure down so you dont blow your head off. A buddy of mine is into the scuba stuff. And he thinks it would work. I just thought I would ask if it has been done before.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    First of all, welcome to CK5.

    Second, I don't know how safe that would be. The top of a SCUBA tank can easily become a bullet if it is damaged. I would not risk it in my vehicle just for some air.
     
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    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes - some people do it. You can buy regulators made specifically for scuba cylinders to put air in tires.
     
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    The only problem with using SCUBA tanks for air is you need to be a certified diver or have a buddy who is to get them filled.
     
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    SCUBA tanks I don't think are any more dangerous then other compressed air tanks. I use one from time to time you get one maybe two fill ups with 35's aired down to around 13 psi.
     

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