Originally Posted by noctem89
Still waiting on my tank back from pro edge. Been 3 weeks now
I've talked to the guys there about why it can take so long, and they basically said Western spins the story that they'll get large batches of tanks to test, so they end up only testing once or twice a week. Doesn't really explain why it can take a month to get a tank back. They've been really slow lately. My tank that took almost 4 weeks had a crack in the gel coat, and they wouldn't test it. So it sat there for close to a month doing nothing. When I finally got it back, I shipped it to Ninja, and had a tested and certified tank back in about 8 days. If shipping weren't so expensive to and from Ninja (+ at least $30 to ship it there and for Ninja to ship it back, more than the hydro), I'd probably always use Ninja for hydro testing.
I know there was a guy on Craigslist in Houston who advertised that he did HPA fills, and was also a certified hydro tester, but I've never tried him. Believe he runs s scuba shop. I'll see if I can find that ad and see what he charges.
Edit: here's that craigslist ad: http://houston.craigslist.org/spo/5596486708.html