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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?
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.
I am wanting to purchase my 1st scuba diving tank. I honestly dont have a clue as to going about the purchase. Only from articles I have read, I believe the "steel" tank is a much better tank than the aluminum tank, so I think I want a "steel" tank. As to the size, I just dont know. How does one determine what size tank to get? I have a Scuba Pro MK25/G250V regulator and first stage. I need some help on recommending a tank or providing information on how to determine which size and kind of tank is right for one. Thanks, John
I hope you dont mind answering several questions in just one post... a) What does "FX Series" stand for? b) Do these cylinders actually have TC marking on them, so that I am able to use them in Canada? c) Am I to put the cylinders through hydrostatic testing before I start using them? d) And lastly, are they oxygen clean? Thank you in advance!!!
Hello Andy, a) The Faber F-x series is a DOT E-13488 specification, no overfilling is allowed. The series offers a higher service pressure of 3442 psi at a lighter weight than standard conventional steel cylinders while continuing to provide excellent buoyancy characteristics. b) Yes, the TC marking is required to show its approval rating. c) No, new tanks will not need to go through a secondary Hydrostatic test before use. d) Yes, the F-x series tanks are oxygen cleaned and are suitable for Nitrox use.
Do you know the hydro date on these tanks?
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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