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Dive Bottle Help Needed

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rm29, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Sorry if this sounds stupid, it is ptfe tape.. How is my decision made? Will I just have to keep it at a 2.5 year test and buy a din that fits in the open thread! I have no idea how to measure the size..

    Thanks
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I'm not the oracle on these, but it seems that the valve thread on your bottle is different to current (standard) offerings; meaning that you might not be able to get a replacement surface-only valve that fits your bottle. Hence you're stuck with what you've got..
     
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    Lev Levvin Major Poster

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    I really hope you’re taking the mickey with that comment bud

    an out of test cylinder should NEVER be filled be it at home or at a dive centre !!!
     
  4. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    TBH, your taking a risk with all this as your spending goes up, which is why second hand untested cylinders are cheap to buy :oops:

    Surface valve £50
    Test £35
    Whip £50

    So roughly £135 plus the hassle of doing it all, and if it fails you still have to buy a new one and go through even more hassle?

    If this is your thinking I'd be tempted to try to sell it for £20 and buy a new 7L cylinder with charging kit which will be a lot easier to manage than a 12L one - £180 at Go Dive https://www.godive.net/go-shoot/charging-cylinders-and-accessories/7-litre-300-bar-charging-kit/

    So if you get the £20 and don't have to spend the £135 above then you have a totally new set up with all the right gear for about £25 :rolleyes:

    As I said before, it's your call and all we can do is give you options, and they very much depend on your view of value Vs better/newer kit and the risk and time you could spend on this if you go the cheapest way - which we all know is sometimes not the cheapest in the end.

    If I were you and could afford it I'd just get the new one and put it behind you :thumb:
     
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  5. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    All good options, I've really no idea what I will do.. I am actually saving for a compressor probably a nomad 2. I'm in Jo rush.. Shame I cannot find the whip/gauge bit for it.. As I'd just use it then either test or get rid.. If I can find a cheap gauge whip etc... I'll probably keep it until its empty then have a look inside and decide if its worth the 2 year test...
     
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    https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/din-charging-whips.287617/
     
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    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    for the £s you could have bought-tried, if no good sell it on
     
  9. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Anyone know what these mean? Obviously 300bar, just what the other numbers equate to? IMG_20200126_220059.jpg
     
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    If it's out of test no-one will fill it anyway.
     
  11. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    It is full ish , well it was 20 years ago...

    I was asking people's thoughts on usage and my options... I'm just trying to find if I can sort out a whip/gauge for it at a cheapish price so I can use the air up.. But I'm not sure what size the thread on the side is.. The one on the bottle seems to be m18 x 1.5

    The one on the side is about 22mm wide! As far I can tell with a ruler, I've no idea what would fit in that.. Something must have in the past.. Just cannot find it.. I cannot measure the din fitting as I having got one...
     
  12. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    Well considering it's 22 years and to have it tested will cost you about £40 then there's the cost of the fittings you're a a fair way to the cost of a complete new cylinder. Or you could contact a test centre and see what the suggest, they might say it's to old to be tested but if it can still be tested what if it fails you'll still have to pay the cost of the test.
    Personally considering its age and needs fittings as well as testing i'd go for a new cylinder because even if it can be tested and passes by the time it needs testing again it will be 27 years old and who would want a cylinder that's nearly 30 years old.
     
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  13. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

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    I think I'd just sack it off Rich.
    Its going to cost £40 quid or so just so you can extract 5 quids worth of air.

    I have a 7l 300bar cylinder here, that's just out of test. Looks brand new and only ever been out of the house for filling.
    I've got a compressor now so I won't be retesting or refilling this when its out of air.
    It would be cheaper to drive down to me and give me £20 for mine than persist with yours.
     
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  14. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    I'm probably getting a compressor, I have picked up a 2nd hand din/gauge from @Herbie87 so I'll use it then possibly if I can be bothered get it tested to see what happens..
     
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    I'd give it a blast on some clean white tissue to check all is clean before using it on a rifle :thumb:
    That air's been in there a long time. There could possibly be some contamination. But hopefully not.
     
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    Wewekokowe Busy Member

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    what do you mean by contamination??????

    that 20years old air in there is certainly cleaner than todays lol


    what crazy is and i find interesting too that the pillar valves have this long pipe sticking in far what makes it impossible to blast out any liquid or rubbish oit there


    if there was any contamination really
    for divers it makes sense to be there when they are upside down or so ...otherwise very bad design if anything goes in i can tell you it wont come out easily

    i hope the surface valves dont have this feature
     
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    Crash one Posting Addict

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    There are a couple of threads on here about the Chinee 300bar compressors at £150.
    Probably cheaper and less hassle to dump it and get a compressor.
     
  18. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    I dont really want a 150 quid compressor.. I'll save a bit longer and get a "better?" one.. :)
     
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