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08-11-2010 02:36 AM  7 years agoPost 1
rc.chris

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Has anyone had a shop refuse to fill there tanks because they said that they were to old? Even though they have a new hydro this year! These are steel tanks, not the pre '88 aluminum tanks!

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08-11-2010 02:55 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Spitfire1

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Yes, not much you can do realy.

Things must have changed since I was last diveing, aluminium tanks used to be considered better than steel ones? at least I personaly prefered an aluminium tank that was as small as possible to keep the weight down.

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08-11-2010 04:17 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Sterling500

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My steel tanks are lower pressure, maybe that is why they didn't want to fill them. With the steel tanks they need to watch and cutoff the pressure lower than AL ones. There should be no problem filling if they have been inspected.

I loved using the steel tank since I can use less weight. I use a low pressure 95.

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08-11-2010 04:23 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Diverig

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Never have had that one did they have a current visual sticker to go with the hydro?

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08-11-2010 04:30 AM  7 years agoPost 5
theflyingman2

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Yes, my cousin just took some tanks to get their VIP done for a diving trip, and 1 of the tanks was refused. I want to say it was a 77' aluminum.

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08-11-2010 04:46 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Isaac F

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Panama Republic of Panama

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Has anyone had a shop refuse to fill there tanks because they said that they were to old? Even though they have a new hydro this year! These are steel tanks, not the pre '88 aluminum tanks!
Here in my country, they only refuse to fill a tank if has not past the hydrostatic test. When a tank dont past this test, they damage on purpose the top treaded part in order that you can not install the valve. This way they make shure you cant use it any more.

Maybe things have changed, but never in my life I have hear that they refuse to fill one because a tank is to old.

Maybe you need to take your tank to other Scuba shop

Isaac

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