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Join Date: Feb 2003
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor
Really, dont ever use a normal air compressor for an air source.
All commercially-available, recreational-level hookahs are based on repurposed oilless air compressors and they are 100% safe for surface supplied air. Virtually the entire hull cleaning industry uses them and has for decades. I have been using various rigs I've built myself for over 18 years and 20,000+ dives. To infer that it is unsafe to use any air source that hasn't been vetted by the hard hat commercial dive industry is ludicrous. The guy is talking about cleaning his boat bottom, for Christ's sake. He doesn't need an $8000 diesel compressor.