Rating: This is a very nice tank!
Reviewer: Roderick S., - View all my reviews
i use this tank for filling a pcp air rifle. almost seems a shame, as it would be a very good diving tank.
i really like the white finish. it looks nice and seems very durable with reasonable care.
the boot that came on the tank is decent, and it came with a very nice valve, that works well for my purpose. if the tank was to be used for diving, or handled and stored loose, i might get a different boot for it that had better built-in roll resistance, and a slightly larger base for better stability when standing upright.
the tank is heavy, but that is to be expected for this type of product. it is not so heavy that it is difficult to handle and move around.
overall, im very happy with the tank. i can get several full-pressure fills for my 3000 psi airgun before the pressure in the tank s to below 3000 psi.
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Questions and Answers for Faber 117 Cubic Foot FX Series High Pressure Steel Tank:
The product description says the tank comes with a "free visual inspection", how can that be? Doesnt that have to be done by a local shop?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Lee, when we ship out your tank to you we will give you the first V.I.P with the tank. No local shop does not have to do the first one. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Why is the Faber 113 cu ft FX series $329, while the Faber 100 cu ft FX is MSRP at $393?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Honestly, there is no good answer for that other than these are the prices set by the mfg.
117 Cubic Foot FX Series High Pressure Steel Tank
Cylinders come equipped with a DIN/K type valve that easily converts back and forth depending on the type of First-Stage Regulator to be used in conjunction with the cylinder increasing the versatility of the tank. Steel cylinders are heavier then the same capacity aluminum cylinder. This characteristic has many advantages. The heavier construction allows the diver to remove lead weight from their weight belt or integrated weight system of the BCD, allowing the diver to better distribute weight by moving it to the rear of the BCD a great advantage when wearing a back inflation style (Wing) BCD.
Aluminum cylinders as we breathe the weight of air from them create positive buoyancy at or near the end of a dive. The steel cylinder with its negative buoyancy throughout the dive allows you to shed the excess lead that is required to keep you properly trimmed while you dive an aluminum cylinder. Faber HP cylinders have a round bottom and come equipped with a cylinder boot. 15 CF, 23CF No Tank Boot Available, 40 CF Tank Boot not Included