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

Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
As I've mentioned before, the purpose-built hookahs sold on e-Bay are, for the most part, based on cheap, Chinese compressors that anybody can buy at Home Depot for a couple hundred bucks. The sellers are simply guys in their garages putting together the absolute most low-budget hookahs they can, and then marketing them on e-Bay as high end surface-supplied air rigs. They are junk and will not survive long in a marine environment.

In reality there are only a couple really reputable recreational-level hookah sellers in this country and they are Airline by J. Sink and Brownie's.

Air Line Diving System | The Air Line by J. Sink
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Thanks for clarifying this for me! I did not know that there were garage-built "dive compressors" for sale on ebay, though I should not be surprised. When I recommended buying a compressor off ebay, I meant a used brownies third lung or other commercially manufactured unit.


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