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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

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1. gasoline pancake oiless compressor with 2 tanks. 150psi
Mild steel accumulator tanks kept in a marine environment will become unsuitable for breathing in short order. Stainless or plastic only.

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3. ingress air filter and distance hose (to ensure you don't get any CO into the lines)
Mounting the intake filter on a tall snorkle is the safest bet.

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5. lowes air line spliced with regulator (1st stage=150psi)
Never ever use pneumatic tool hose as breathing hose. You should only use hose rated to provide clean breathing air.

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6. normal diving regulator.
Maybe. Not all off the shelf 2nd stage regulators will perform well in a hookah rig.

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thats cheaping it out at about $600 all said.
They're your lungs and it's your life. But breathing compressed air underwater is not the time to be "cheaping out." Are you even SCUBA certified?
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