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    Dive Tanks?

    I have a couple of aluminum 80s that have been in my garage for over 10 years. They still have air in the but havn't been tested.

    How can I tell if they're still good?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltydog251 View Post
    I have a couple of aluminum 80s that have been in my garage for over 10 years. They still have air in the but havn't been tested.

    How can I tell if they're still good?

    Thanks
    To tell if they are good you should take them somewhere to be hydrostatically tested (it needs doing every 5 years). That will tell you if they are still good and will cost you something, I forget what I paid last time I did that.

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    Red face

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    If I'm reading the dates right they are from the 80's. Is there a point that they are considered too old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltydog251 View Post
    Thanks

    If I'm reading the dates right they are from the 80's. Is there a point that they are considered too old?
    I have 2 older tanks from the 80s that have passed inspection including one I paid 5 bucks for at a garage sale. I think that as long as corrosion or some other problem hasn't ruined them that they are ok if they pass inspection.

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    As long as they are not Luxfers, you are okay.

    If they are Luxfers the dive shops will not fill them but you could get probably 25-30 bucks each from a recycle place as scrap if unpainted and valve removed.

    If other than Luxfers go get em tested. I have a few Catalinas from the 80s that are still in use

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    Actually they are Luxfers but the local shop says they can still be used.


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    Good for you, my shop won't fill em.

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    Actually I was going to put them on Craigslist but don't want to get anyone killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltydog251 View Post
    Actually I was going to put them on Craigslist but don't want to get anyone killed.

    every once in a while the news does have a story of a tank blowing up and killing someone.

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    If they are luxer 87 or earlier they are scrap metal.
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