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

I made mine really cheap back in the day, I copied what boat cleaning guys do in locally,
Husky oil less compressor 100$, Filter Home Depot 15$, Hose Home Depot 9$, Regulator eBay 50$. portable generator I had on the boat already. So this system is really cheap and has limitations I could only dive to 25-30 feet max.... for a long period of time... but would put everything in my dink and made some money in Galapagos, digging up lost anchors on the bottom.
They force people to use a stern anchor, and most people don't set them up right, the line rubs through and the anchorage is full of lost anchors...
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

If you don't plan to over exert your self you can safely go to 10M issuing an aquarium air pump that is good for 14psi, most hooker diving will be within 0 to 10m but mostly about 5. If you think about where you would use a snorkel and duck dive down for closer looks then that will be where you will spend most of your time. Don't think of hooker as a replacement for scuba but an improvement on snorkeling. Google 12v aquarium air pumps BOYU ACQ-910 12 Volt Air Compressor - $149.00 : BOYU Australia!, Aquarium & Pond Supplies, Fish Pumps & Filters or Air Pumps - DC 12V Air Pumps - Hailea ACO-007 DC 12V Air Pump - Guppy’s Aquarium Products Online - ACO-003 Hailea Air Pump 12V DC
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

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I think you are wrong...
Based on what? Do you know how many CFM of air, at what pressure, an aquarium pump can supply? Maybe there are monster aquarium pumps out there that I've never bothered looking into, but the ones that I have seen are, as you've been told, completely inadequate for providing enough breathing air to a person 5-10 feet underwater.
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

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How in the world is the hose going to kill him again?
Industrial hose not designed to carry breathing air can offgas toxins, like Dioxin. This is why the Navy developed a mil-spec for breathing hose.

Maybe you should refrain from advising people on topics that you know nothing about.

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

I just don't get it. For a probably around $300 bucks on ebay one could piece together a proven system that would also work for some limited recreational diving as well as cleaning the boat.
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I just don't get it.......
I agree. I've considered a hookah several times. After assembling the equip, thinking about where I would store it and how long it would actually take to clean the hull, I just can't get past paying someone else to do it. More sail time.
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Well, maybe if you had bothered quoting my entire sentence, or at least reading it, you would have seen that I never said an aquarium pump WOULD supply enough air volume for a snorkeler.

Just as you, I didn't check, but am concluding from aquariums I owned: An air stream that would have been sufficient for a diver would have blown the water out of the aquarium. All the water, and the fish.

The pump that the other post referred to (remember, that other one that you didn't read, but replied to ), was a pump for inflatable mattresses, dinghies, etc.

How do I know this type of pump has enough volume?
I owned one. And the mattress to go with it.
Inflating it by mouth took me half an hour, and I almost passed out.
The pump did it in a minute or two.
Conclusion: The pump has considerably more air flow than I do.
So much more that I am sure it can sustain sufficient flow even at the back pressure of a few feet of water.

Duh.

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Based on what? Do you know how many CFM of air, at what pressure, an aquarium pump can supply? Maybe there are monster aquarium pumps out there that I've never bothered looking into, but the ones that I have seen are, as you've been told, completely inadequate for providing enough breathing air to a person 5-10 feet underwater.
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

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Well, maybe if you had bothered quoting my entire sentence, or at least reading it, you would have seen that I never said an aquarium pump WOULD supply enough air volume for a snorkeler.
An experienced hookah user told you that an aquarium pump would not supply enough air, and you said that you thought he was wrong. In fact, you specifically said that it would have "sufficient throughput at low pressure." That sounds to me an awful lot like you're saying that you believe it WOULD supply enough air.

Duh, is right!

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

Now THIS is serious nanny-yadda-yadda.

Careful with the sailing, too!
The UV radiation is cancerogenic!
Aye! Panic! NOW!!

Look: If electrical conduit (which the OP suggested, right? not some weird industrial hose you dreamed up) would gas off ANYTHING in levels that is unsuitable for permanent installation in homes, it would not be allowed to be used there.
Which is exactly what it is specified, designed, tested, and blah-blah-blah-ed for.
So, breathing air through it an hour a week is not going to kill anyone.

So what was it again that you know anything and everything about, and are exclusively qualified to advise people on?

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

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Now THIS is serious nanny-yadda-yadda.

Careful with the sailing, too!
The UV radiation is cancerogenic!
Aye! Panic! NOW!!

Look: If electrical conduit (which the OP suggested, right? not some weird industrial hose you dreamed up) would gas off ANYTHING in levels that is unsuitable for permanent installation in homes, it would not be allowed to be used there.
Which is exactly what it is specified, designed, tested, and blah-blah-blah-ed for.
So, breathing air through it an hour a week is not going to kill anyone.

So what was it again that you know anything and everything about, and are exclusively qualified to advise people on?
You're right. I've only owned, researched, built and earned my living for over 18 years with hookahs. So what would I know about them? Clearly, a guy who blew up an air mattress once is the expert.
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