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  • Jan 18, 2004, 09:10 PM
    harleyds
    Using a Scuba Tank as a source for Air Tools?
    So instead of buying an air compressor, coud I setup a hose and use it as the source of compressed air?

    I did a bit of research and know that most compressor pump out air at about 125 psi. Since the scuba tank can kick out pressure up to 3000 psi, I would need to do it attach a regulator value to the scuba tank and set the output pressure to 125psi.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Theory or practical? I'm asking in a few forums since there doesn't seem to be a forum for Air Tools and I'm hoping some of you guys are experienced with air tools.

    David??
  • Jul 29, 2004, 05:58 PM
    phase90
    Re: Using a Scuba Tank as a source for Air Tools?
    Depends on how long you want to run the tools. Figure it this way: An E series scuba tank will hold somewhere around 100 cubic feet of air (I've seen 80 to 135).

    Most tools are around 3 to 5 CFM consumption at 90 PSI typically. So the maximum you could get is 20-30 minutes of continuous operation (using 100 CF).

    If that works for you, it may be worth a try.


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