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Old 10-06-2001, 11:02 PM #1
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SCBA fill HPA Tanks?

Anyone know anything about SCBA, is it possible to fill compresed air tanks with them; at high presures?
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Old 10-07-2001, 09:08 AM #2
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Do you mean Scuba tank? Scuba tanks will fill all compressed air tanks. You just need a scuba fill station. Most Scubas pressure rating is 3000psi. So the most you could fill your tanks to is 3000psi. A bulk tank that holds 4500 psi has a different valve and is thicker (steel). Scubas are aluminum. The fill stations for 4500 psi steel tanks are in the 300 dollar range. The fill station for a scuba is around 50 dollars.
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Old 10-07-2001, 12:09 PM #3
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Actualy thats not what I ment, SCBA (self contaned breathing aperatus) is used in case of emergancy while diving, and Fire fighters use it when they go into a building(on fire). SCBA are fiber-wraped and deliver upto 4500 psi, but there valve is differnt from any Scuba valve I have ever seen.

So i was wondering if there, where places that filled these tanks up, and could attach something to it so I could fill a small tank through the nipple.
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Old 10-07-2001, 04:32 PM #4
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Call your fire depratment. Ask them where they get them filled. Or ask if they'll fill yours.
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Old 10-07-2001, 04:40 PM #5
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I can get a SCBA filled, but I need an adapter so I can fill a regular paintball tank.
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Old 10-07-2001, 04:47 PM #6
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Doesn't sound like anything you'd find at a paintball store. You may be sol.
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Old 10-10-2001, 02:56 PM #7
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Ya...my friend's dad is a firefighter, and we can use those tanks, but how do we fill our smaller compressed air tanks? WE probably need some kind of adaptor...where do we get it? THANKS
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Old 10-11-2001, 10:55 AM #8
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build it, I did. I went to welding/furnace store, and found every part that I needed.
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Old 10-11-2001, 04:42 PM #9
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about that fiber wraped comment. The standard issuse SCBA tank for your average fire fighter is a SCOTT tank. It is made of METAL and weighs in at approximatly 60 pounds when filled. IT also (if i remember correctly) holds 3 hours of breath for an average fire fighting human.

Most fire stations have there own fill stations. When your filling 60 of them at a time, they don't waste money on filling at your local paint shop.

i don't know what adapter you would need to fill off a SCOTT pack, but i know they have larger valves compared to a normal ASA.

i would talk to your local airsmith. maybe he can wip up some sort of conversion/adapter so you could fill.

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