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Cautions for SCBA tanks
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:52:41 AM »
Several used SCBA carbon-fiber air tanks have been purchased at bargain prices to fill our PCP airguns.
These tanks are strong and a good value, look at this link for more information about how strong
these carbon-fiber thanks are;
The valves supplied on these SCBA carbon-fiber tanks are used for supplying breathing air for firemen. 
Their valves are designed to stay on, for the safety of the user, to prevent the air supply from accidentally
turning off when in use. To turn off these SCBA  tank valves requires one to push the valve knob inwards
while turning the valve off.  Simple enough, but when filling an airgun's tank there can be an overfill accident
due to failing to pushing the knob inward while turning to shut off the valve. This recently happen to one of us,
thankfully no damage done. The "push in to turn off" requirement can be changed often without removal of the
valve from the tank.  Valve diagrams of most valves are available on line.

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Re: Cautions for SCBA tanks
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 10:26:35 AM »
I recently saw a similar comment on a non-airgun-related site about this issue. Thanks for posting it here.
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Re: Cautions for SCBA tanks
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 06:14:40 PM »
Thanks for posting that as I just tried my SCBA tank today and it has that feature and I was wondering if I could remove it.