Faber 117 Cubic Foot FX Series High Pressure Steel Tank FX117DVB 043024

Mfg Part #: FX117DVB

Faber 117 Cubic Foot FX Series High Pressure Steel Tank

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Customer Reviews for Faber 117 Cubic Foot FX Series High Pressure Steel Tank:

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Average Customer Review: based on 2 reviews.

Rating: Item doesnt match the picture shown
Reviewer: kennth p.
great tank, but the tank does not match the picture shown. picture shown looks like xs scuba tank and nothing like faber tank. happy with the tank, but images need to be d.

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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:

  • Lee:

    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.

  • Mike:

    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.

  • John:

    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

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, It really comes down to what type of diving you will be doing.

  • Andy:

    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!!!

    Elliott  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    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.

  • Jason:

    Do you know the hydro date on these tanks?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Ask the Expert system is an ongoing product information database. For more information about alternate products or for more specific information on individual items (such as serial numbers or product availability) please contact our instructors at info@scuba.com

  • TC:

    I would like to buy steel tanks but am told to get aluminum. Diving the Caribbean and leave my gear there year round, Im told that "steel" tanks rust very quickly, any comments?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    They don''t rust any quicker as long as you have a good compressor filling the tank with dry clean air.

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

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