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Is it going to be crush resistant at pressure?
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

Man, I think I would save my pennies and go this route. Life is too precious. Additionally, as I understand it, the person in the pictures provides the needed private instruction. Now you can't beat that.

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as I understand it, the person in the pictures provides the needed private instruction. Now you can't beat that.

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Those tanks certainly look big enough....

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

Hose for a hookah system I'm thinking about.

Don't anticipate going more than 10m or so, so I don't think the hose will crush, it's very similar to standard air compressor hose you find at HD, but is made of more human friendly materials and is clean.....or so they tell me.
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Hose for a hookah system I'm thinking about.

Don't anticipate going more than 10m or so, so I don't think the hose will crush, it's very similar to standard air compressor hose you find at HD, but is made of more human friendly materials and is clean.....or so they tell me.
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Hose for a hookah system I'm thinking about.

Don't anticipate going more than 10m or so, so I don't think the hose will crush, it's very similar to standard air compressor hose you find at HD, but is made of more human friendly materials and is clean.....or so they tell me.
Maybe the thing to do here is to purchase the hose from a reputable dive shop. Not sure I would go the industrial hose route. IMHO
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Re: DIY - discussion on building a DIY hookah diving compressor

"from a reputable dive shop"
There are many industrial suppliers for the food service business, and they deal with FDA and similar approvals all the time. Dive shops? Reputable dive shops? There are some, but there are also a lot of gamesplayers at dive shops. Guys who bought into the dream, got bitter trying to make a profit, and now running their shop by any means they can. I know one that does a "VIP Plus" on every tank--including the modern steel ones it is not needed or suitable for. And he charges extra for it.
Then there are the hydro shops, who you would expect to be even more reputable than the dive shops since a hydro is so critical. Ever try to get a "plus" hydro on a tank? DOT says all a tech has to do is run the higher pressure, do the math, and stamp the tank if it passes. But no one will do that simple thing, apparently because the "+" punch tool would cost $125, and then they'd have to offer two different services with all the attendant chances for mixups. So they all (all) lie about how hard it is, or how regulated it is.
Reputable? Eh, the guys who worry about food inspectors sound more reputable to me.
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"from a reputable dive shop"
There are many industrial suppliers for the food service business, and they deal with FDA and similar approvals all the time. Dive shops? Reputable dive shops? There are some, but there are also a lot of gamesplayers at dive shops. Guys who bought into the dream, got bitter trying to make a profit, and now running their shop by any means they can. I know one that does a "VIP Plus" on every tank--including the modern steel ones it is not needed or suitable for. And he charges extra for it.
Then there are the hydro shops, who you would expect to be even more reputable than the dive shops since a hydro is so critical. Ever try to get a "plus" hydro on a tank? DOT says all a tech has to do is run the higher pressure, do the math, and stamp the tank if it passes. But no one will do that simple thing, apparently because the "+" punch tool would cost $125, and then they'd have to offer two different services with all the attendant chances for mixups. So they all (all) lie about how hard it is, or how regulated it is.
Reputable? Eh, the guys who worry about food inspectors sound more reputable to me.
Yeah, hear ya on that one. The shops are really struggling out there. I have the same view on the whole marine industry. That was one of the reasons I got out of diving. May do it again once we relocate to warmer climes. It's just the fact of it being an extension of your lung's airway system. Not sure it is an area to skimp on. That's just me but I understand where you are coming from.

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

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

PorFin, those guys don't carry Hookah stuff. Nice web site though.

I'm location challenged. I spend a good bit of my time now here in the Philippines, so it's not like I can run down to the local dive shop. Yes, we do have local dive shops, but they are mostly rental agencies with little equipment actually for sale and Hookah is a bad word because they make good money filling tanks! All of which adds a level of complexity to this process and is why I am looking at putting my own system together as there aren't any alternatives in these parts.....at least not at a price a normal person can afford.
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