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thumper 10-22-2012 10:53 AM

scba for outlaw play
 
hey all - I just discovered this
AirTanksForSale

scba tanks. 97 cu ft - carbon fiber - 12 lbs.

we play a bit of outlaw and scuba tanks work ok.. but kind of heavy and not much usable gas.

I'm thinking of cascading 3200psi scuba to 3200psi scuba to 4500psi scba.


thoughts pls.

Spartacus 10-22-2012 12:30 PM

IMHO, cascading in the field for "outlaw ball" is a PITA. I prefer to bring along several SCBA with bleed off valves. I realize that you will get lower PSI for each tank fill. However, if unless you have less than 10 players, there will not be a bunch of shooting.

desertT1 10-22-2012 12:45 PM

At that price you could get a few aluminum 80 cubic feet tanks. If you want to spend that much, I would instead suggest a 4500psi tank and a 4500 psi Shoebox. Fill the tanks to 3k if that's what your players are using, but you will get more fills before dipping into the 2k psi range.

If you (as in your group) are filling a 3k tank off of a 4.5k scuba you (as in YOU) need to be the one doing the filling so people don't overfill. I know 3k tanks are hydro'd at 4.5k, but they should only be filled to their rating at the field.

thumper 10-22-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desertT1 (Post 2512149)
At that price you could get a few aluminum 80 cubic feet tanks. ..

Yeah we all pretty much use 45/45s on our guns and already have a couple of 80 cuft scubas we have been using.

I'm just thinking how sweet it would be to top off to 4Kish. and I keep thinking about a shoebox... yuummmm.

If my math is right the local scuba shop charges by the cu ft and will go to 4500psi @ $0.0875 / cuft.. that should translate to $9 to fill a 97 cu ft scba tank to 4500 psi.

Grendel 10-22-2012 03:07 PM

Shoebox compressor and some +4500psig rated bulk tanks would be great especially if the local scuba shop can charge up to 5K like we were discussing over Mexican ;) That would give us a lot of flexibility especially if more peeps become attracted to playing.

thumper 10-22-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grendel (Post 2512301)
Shoebox compressor and some +4500psig rated bulk tanks would be great especially if the local scuba shop can charge up to 5K like we were discussing over Mexican ;) That would give us a lot of flexibility especially if more peeps become attracted to playing.

I wonder how long it would take a shoebox to fill 97cuft?

btw: thedaan just joined mcb.. go figure

LT. 10-22-2012 05:16 PM

7-14 days.



Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 2512318)
I wonder how long it would take a shoebox to fill 97cuft?

btw: thedaan just joined mcb.. go figure


desertT1 10-22-2012 05:20 PM

I don't think it would be that long. Mine will fill my 80cuft one in about a day. I don't ever let it get that low though, so really it is a few hours to top it off.

thumper 10-23-2012 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desertT1 (Post 2512459)
I don't think it would be that long. Mine will fill my 80cuft one in about a day. I don't ever let it get that low though, so really it is a few hours to top it off.

nice!

a few hours to top it to 4500? from what starting pressure?

TheDaan 10-23-2012 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper (Post 2512318)
I wonder how long it would take a shoebox to fill 97cuft?

btw: thedaan just joined mcb.. go figure

Yes. Sorry, I thought I already had a user name. Been Lurking too long.


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