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Old 08-10-2018, 09:36 AM
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Default Oxygen refill

I have a 12 cu ft tank from airox and have been having trouble getting it filled. Recently found an fbo who will fill it for $75, is this typical? None of the welding or medical supplies here will do it only exchange the steel tanks but they donít have aluminum tanks like mine. Anyone know of alternatives or is this what I should expect?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:41 AM
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Recent thread on this about filling your own tank: http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=162841

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:07 AM
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Contact a scuba shop.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:22 AM
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Default O2 Tank refilling

I am looking at installing O2 also in -10 and may follow a very similar design to the capability in the Glassair III as shown in the link beginning at minute 7 using the DeVilbiss ifill system.

Depending on how often you will be flying at altitude and require O2 will determine the cost benefit justification for the ifill.

https://youtu.be/xCoPQXH75JI

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:28 PM
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Find a scuba shop or local bulk gas vendor like praxair, airgas, etc. Expect to pay $25 tops for a fill, usually closer to $10-15 at a local scuba store.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:09 PM
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The local mechanic shop here fills mine for about $25.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:37 PM
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Go for the scuba shop, unless you can find a cascade setup at one of your local GA shops / clubs.
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:52 PM
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Thanks guys found a local scuba shop just got it filled $14.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:06 AM
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Scuba shops and Oxygen????? They normally do AIR only.

My buddy Deakin might have a suggestion https://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182079-1.html
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:24 AM
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David I imagine its oxygen from SCUBA shops supplying mixed gas or rebreather divers. Though I have to say when I was diving oxygen was taught to be poison at depth. Times change I guess.
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