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|07-23-2012, 08:11 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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Scratched hpa tank
I got a tank for a buddy. He had changed the reg on it and scratched the tank and reg. There was 1k that slowly bled out. I haven't used it and don't have a pro shop out here to check it out. How would I dispose of it if it looks unusable. IMG_0727.jpg
|07-23-2012, 12:49 PM||#2 (permalink)|
drill a hole in the tank and throw it in the trash?
|07-23-2012, 01:34 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Yes, that is a joke ---->
You can also take it to a shop that deals with compressed gasses to have it looked at: scuba, welding supply, fire extinguisher. If you can't get the tank checked out, you can destroy it for disposal by first opening the tank(remove the reg or burst disks) and then putting a hole in it(drill or hacksaw)
|07-23-2012, 01:57 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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|07-23-2012, 03:11 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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^don't breathe it or get it in your eyes. other than that don't know. Someone else with more experience might know more.
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|07-23-2012, 08:01 PM||#8 (permalink)|
There shouldn't be a problem drilling it. Fiberglass is pretty easy to drill. You want to make sure that you use a large bit so someone wont find it, not see the hole and try to fill it.
|07-23-2012, 08:09 PM||#9 (permalink)|
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Looking at the neck of the bottle I would not trust it and I doubt any shop would fill it. Turn it in to Swiss cheese and toss it. You may be able to salvage the reg.
|07-23-2012, 08:49 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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It actually doesn't look that terrible...
Most tanks have a 'scratch coat' on them that is there to take dings and scratches so the fiber wrap doesn't get damaged. I have seen gouges larger than that out of some tanks that I have sent in for hydrotesting more recently and they come back with the scratches epoxied over and a new hydro sticker.
as long as he didn't get down to the tank fibers with that channel-lock it should be fine. But if you really want to be on the safe side and don't have even a dive shop or a hydrotester around that can check it out for you the easiest way (like most here have said) is to drill a large hole in it (1/2" is usually big enough for anyone to see)
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