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    Stencil Pusher noniron's Avatar
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    Anyone use scuba diving tanks for air

    I am thinking about getting a scuba tank for air at outdoor events ,anyone use them how long will they last . Any info would be great thanks

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    You'd probably be better off with a CO2 tank, since you wouldn't have to worry about moisture problems. I've heard of other people using them, too.
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    scuba tanks are ABSOLUTELY dry air.. however, as another said, look STRONGLY at CO2. Scuba tanks are VERY high pressure.. and CO2 are far lower pressure..
    part 2. is this for airbrush tattoo's? or full blown painting?
    if full blown, then you probably need a compressor. UNLESS you were just.. 'adding a name to a shirt' or such-not real intensive work.
    tattoo's are low pressure and as such a CO2 tank will last a bit, depending on the size.
    you cannot get a BIG scuba tank, but you can get a tall CO2 tank.

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    There are a bunch of threads on this board regarding both scuba tanks and co2 tanks. A simple search on either one of those phrases will bring up a ton of good information...

    Of course you're always free to ask... just thought I'd point out the resources.
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    not scuba but fresh air tanks from work they last a long time bone dry but high pressure and some are heavy . but not any higher than a helium tank you see all the time felling up balloons . if you sensible i see know problem just make sure its fresh/breathing air and NOT repeat NOT!!! oxygen


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    i think someone told me to use nitrogen if got one of these....doesn't freeze?
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    i thought about trying nitrogen it has bigger molecules so I'm not sure how it would shoot its thicker and heavier that air

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    Andy CO2 will more than do you unless you know someone to fill your scuba stuff

    anyway what th f##k are you doing painting under water !!!????

    definatly irish

    oh i have belled you a few times but no answear im on the scrounge for that bosted infinity of yours i need a couple of seals and i would like to play around with the body if you still have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDTAIL View Post
    i thought about trying nitrogen it has bigger molecules so I'm not sure how it would shoot its thicker and heavier that air

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    no-its more pure than air. air is 21% oxygen, the rest mostly nitrogen..
    nitrogen is now used in some circles to fill car tires as it has more difficultity in getting thru the rubber, hence it does go flat as fast..
    you would NOT, AFAIK, notice a difference in spraying it, HOWEVER, it might be best (same with CO2) in NOT spraying this heavily in a closed room, WITHOUT any air circulation in from other areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpforjoy61 View Post
    anyway what th f##k are you doing painting under water !!!????
    Paul
    That's funny because when I was a younger sign painter and finally professionally developed in accord with my peers, we prided ourselves that we could sign paint lettering on ANYTHING except for water and air....heeheee
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