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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor
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.
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.
Never ever use pneumatic tool hose as breathing hose.
5. lowes air line spliced with regulator (1st stage=150psi)
You should only use hose rated to provide clean breathing air.
6. normal diving regulator.
Maybe. Not all off the shelf 2nd stage regulators will perform well in a hookah rig.
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?