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    COROVICD Guest

    Diving botles for Air-guns

    12L Diving bottle on e**y costs 70, in a shop 230.

    Only problem, all these diving diving bottles do not have a valve like one used on air-gun diving bottles.

    Can they be converted from diving diving to air-gun diving bottles and how does one go about the conversion?

    cheers, dejan

  2. #2
    clubshot Guest

    Arrow

    Check out www.midlanddiving.com
    Precharge Section

    They do a Air Gun Valve , can not be used in Water
    so only needs testing every Five Years

    Which is fitted to a Faber 300 Bar 12.2 Litre Bottle

    I have been known to do a good deal on this Delivered to your Door

    BOB/R

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    PoDgE Guest
    i dont understand any of the air tanks stuff, and was thinking of just gettin a pump for my S300 (arriving thursday! ) could someone give me a list of what i need to use a divers tank, thank you

    Richard

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    Rabbit Man Guest

    tank

    just tank and gauges beacuse after using that pump you will soon by one

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    Scarecrow Guest
    As far as I am concerned there is no difference between a 'diving' bottle and an 'airgun' bottle, 'cos I actually use my 'diving' bottle to fill up my airguns. If the bottles on **** haven't got a standard diving valve, you have to wonder what they've been used for.

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    There are two types as far as I know, DIN fitting and A Clamp fitting..

    The DIN has a female screw that you screw the hose into and the A clamp hose fits over the top and tightens with a hand screw knob..

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    hi guys i am new to bbs
    my name is steve [95th]
    could some one help with some info on air bottle tests
    do they stamp the date of test on the bottle or the date the bottle will need
    to be retested on it.also allso how long are tests good for.
    thanks steve.s

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    clubshot Guest

    Arrow

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW6
    There are two types as far as I know, DIN fitting and A Clamp fitting..

    The DIN has a female screw that you screw the hose into and the A clamp hose fits over the top and tightens with a hand screw knob..
    A Clamp is Made for 207 & 232 Bar
    Not Suitable for 300 Bar

    Din Gauges are suitable for 300 Bar

    MDE Air Gun Gauges are more compact and only need testing every Five years
    Against every 2- 3 years for other types , A & Din

    Check out Precharge Section on
    www.midlanddiving.com

    Basically They was made for Diving
    300 Bar are more for Air Gunners

    20 & 232 are Cheaper as thinner walled than 300 Bar
    But 300 Bar holds a lot more Air Under preasure

    Not forgetting that most filling stations charge
    the same regardless of bottle or Bar load.

    BOB/R

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    Quote Originally Posted by 95th
    hi guys i am new to bbs
    my name is steve [95th]
    could some one help with some info on air bottle tests
    do they stamp the date of test on the bottle or the date the bottle will need
    to be retested on it.also allso how long are tests good for.
    thanks steve.s

    IIRC the date on the bottle is the date it was (first) tested. There may be subsequent dates if the bottle has been re-tested.

    Biggest 300 bar bottle you will get is 12 litres. Mindful this bottle contains enough energy to be considered a potential bomb, I strongly recommend 'short-cuts' are avoided.

    Buy second hand from a trusted source, or new off of clubshot. His price includes delivery to your door with all the right bits. I don't think they are 200 new, but if they were, they'd still be worth the money.......


    "Surface use" only, tests are good for 5 years. A dive shop may not refill your kit if the 'test' is over 2 1/2 years old, and it uses an underwater valve like the 'A'-clamp as they can't be sure it's for surface use only. Another reason for using the MDE system. People should see this kit as a worthwhile investment. It isn't throwing your money away.

    Use either a club pump to refill, or a dive shop that gives you a proper 300 bar fill. When you compress the air initially it warms up. [Some shops fill in a tank of cold water to reduce this.] The fill will cost you 3/4. Probably less than the cost of the journey to the pump. For that reason alone you need to make sure you get the full fill.

    I used too go to Divercity in Potters Bar. Cheap but when the tank cooled, I'd gotten a 280 bar fill. I go to Letchworth now, and get a full 300 bar.
    ...
    To be good, one must do good.

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    thanks for the info
    found it a great help
    mfr .22 pro diamond 3.x12x44

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