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I would like to connect a hose form my scuba tank to a regulator so that I can clean the hull, prop etc on my sailboat.
I have found an inexpensive regulator and 1st stage at Divers Supply and am looking to find a 50' air hose. I checked with Divers supply and they have them for $2 a ft plus the connectors ($8).
Would a 50' air hose from Lowes ($20) work as well?
Also what about the connections?
Any input would be helpful
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I would like to connect a hose form my scuba tank to a regulator so that I can clean the hull, prop etc on my sailboat.
I have found an inexpensive regulator and 1st stage at Divers Supply and am looking to find a 50' air hose. I checked with Divers supply and they have them for $2 a ft plus the connectors ($8).
Would a 50' air hose from Lowes ($20) work as well?
Also what about the connections?
Any input would be helpful
If you value your health you won't consider using anything but air hose designed to provide breathing air. That means stay away from pneumatic hose from the hardware store. Don't cheap-out when it comes to underwater breathing gear. If a hundred bucks is too much to spend on keeping yourself alive and healthy underwater, look on ebay. People are always selling used hose assemblies there.
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That's what I need to know.

I see all types of hose used by the hull cleaners in the St Pete area of FL.
These guys have their tanks on 2 wheel floor trucks and what looks like enforced clear water hose.
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Amazon Hose is just across the bridge from you in Tampa. They have just about any kind of hose you'd need and also a good source for bronze ball valves. I purchased '100 ft. of reinforced food grade hose for the purpose your looking.
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P.S. I like to stage my tanks on the sea wall or dock and would recommend 75' min.
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I've also found a dive shop on Cortez in Bradenton that has the "Brownie" set-up.
I've e-mailed for details.
Now, just wait and see what I find out.
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what's the name of the dive shop, do they have a web page?
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I went to browniedive.com and found Scuba Shack Scuba Quest at 12507 Cortez in Bradenton.
I tried to e-mail, but the mail was returned.
I'll try calling.

Brownie's have all types of "Houlka" type equipment.
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Brownie's have all types of "Houlka" type equipment
Brownie's is as expensive as you'll find. I recommend shopping around. Do a Google search for "hookah" and "surface supplied air".
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I happened across this on Craigs List..... complete Hookah system less tank for $250.00...... http://tampa.craigslist.org/boa/438620875.html
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I happened across this on Craigs List..... complete Hookah system less tank for $250.00...... http://tampa.craigslist.org/boa/438620875.html
Thatís just surface supplied air. We used something similar (with a full fiberglass helmet) all the time in commercial diving. I thought a Hookah was a powered source of air.
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