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Old 21-02-2015, 03:05   #16
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Re: Scuba tank to run air Tools / Bilge pump


Everybody's working on the tank supply deficiency .... which is good....

BUT... I've owned hundreds of air tools... Unless kept in a rather PRISTINE environment, they typically RARELY run up and work to optimum capacity when first picked up and connected to the supply...

Unless you are talking about an marine/dirty environment industrial motor made out of exotic materials the motor itself is going to be problematic too...

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
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Re: Scuba tank to run air Tools / Bilge pump

Buy a petrol powered pump if you are that worried. As others have pointed out, a scuba cylinder would only run a pump for a few minutes.

Also, very few scuba divers would ever use 100% oxygen on their tanks. This is solely used by divers who are doing deep dives and using to cut decompression times or add a safety margin. Using 100% oxygen deeper than about 7 or 8 metres will kill you!!! I would estimate that less than 0.1% of divers will ever use 100% oxygen.

By the way, I do know about these things, as of today I have done 3,730 dives, and on quite a few of these I have used 100% oxygen.

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