Re: Storing tanks

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on November 21, 2005 at 22:52:44:

In Reply to: Storing tanks posted by jeff Shaw on November 21, 2005 at 19:06:44:

Between Adm. Linda and me, we have:

5 HP100s and 2 HP80s. At any given time, four of these are in the
tank racks on the whaler, two are behind the passenger's seat in
my Pathfinder, and one is bungied to the wall in the garage.

O2 E tank. In the rack on the whaler.ly

Four 27 cu. ft. Draeger Dolphin tanks. These are stored in a
plywood box I built that holds them upright. Kinda like a wood,
small, pelican rack.

2 8 cu.ft. Argon bottles. Stored on the two big tubs with our
normal dive gear.

13 cu. ft Argon pre-inflate bottle. On the garage floor somewhere.

19 cu. ft. bailout bottle for the Draeger. On the garage floor
by the other Draeger stuff.

I've got a rack that will hold a bunch of tanks, but rarely more
than one lately, in the garage. I took a piece of 2x4 and used
lag bolts to attach it the studs. Then I put eyebolts in every
8" or so and tied a bungee to them. I think it took an hour to

HOWEVER: steel tanks are supposed to be stored on their sides
so if they do get salt water in them, it gets spread out, and
in different places each time the tank gets moved, as opposed to
the low spot at the bottom of the tank.


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