Scuba Diving Air Tank for Inflating Tyres

Submitted: Monday, Feb 19, 2001 at 01:00
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I read somewhere that you can use an air tank to inflate tyres and that it takes alot less time than a compressor.

Is this something that anyone would recommend and if so, how do you go about it!?
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Tuesday, Feb 20, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2001 at 01:00
You can purchase tyre inflation adaptors that plug into the low pressure line of your regs (the line that nornally plugs into your BCD). I purchased one recently from the local dive shop (Bunbury Yamaha) for a mere $25 - works great. Its much faster than a compressor and good for inflating tyres with left over air when diving off a beach or any other areas requiring a drop in tyre pressure. Regards Greg
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Reply By: The ExplorOz Team - Monday, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:00
Nicki,We use a scuba tank inflation system when we are able to carry the tank (usually in the trailer). We made the system up using a very old (not good for diving) first stage and fitted a hose connector to it with a 8M long hose and quick connect fittings on the ends. We are able to connect either an inflator with gauge or air brush to this and it makes life a lot easier. We used to infate our troopie tyres to 60PSI from 15-20PSI in around 1 min each instead of about 8 mins eac using a compressor. If you are able to get a first stage you can also reduce the inflation pressure from 150PSI (standard low pressure rating) to about 70PSI, this will reduce the condensation that occurs around the value (this can cause corrosion of stell tanks). If you can afford the space then this system is the best for fast tyre inflation.
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Reply By: The ExplorOz Team - Monday, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:00
Nicki,We use a scuba tank inflation system when we are able to carry the tank (usually in the trailer). We made the system up using a very old (not good for diving) first stage and fitted a hose connector to it with a 8M long hose and quick connect fittings on the ends. We are able to connect either an inflator with gauge or air brush to this and it makes life a lot easier. We used to infate our troopie tyres to 60PSI from 15-20PSI in around 1 min each instead of about 8 mins eac using a compressor. If you are able to get a first stage you can also reduce the inflation pressure from 150PSI (standard low pressure rating) to about 70PSI, this will reduce the condensation that occurs around the value (this can cause corrosion of stell tanks). If you can afford the space then this system is the best for fast tyre inflation.
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