Argon Fill Adaptor

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Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:23 pm

Hi,

I'm on the lookout for an adapter/transwhip for argon CGA to scuba yoke.
Basically am setting up an argon system for my drysuit and need to decant from an industrial cylinder. I know GMC make them but shipping price is insane.
Has anyone had one made locally?
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby Andy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:26 pm

There is a place in Auckland that makes pretty much any form of hose or whip. I can't remember the name but give Andrew at Global Dive a call as they have had custom whips made up and will be able to give you the details.

Or just use the magic gas air-gon. Works just as well, really.
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Cheers Andy. Will ask Andrew who he uses.
Yeah, I've been told by many that it is not worth the trouble, but like most things I want to experience it myself and decide.
It's not really any trouble to setup as I have everything I need, except a transwhip. Dont really want to use my O2 clean one!
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby silent solutions » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:39 am

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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ChuckyBob » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:58 am

BOC will do a fitting for the Argon tank.
Hydraulic hose specialists like ENZED should be able to help you out with the hose.
All you need then is a DIN fitting with a bleed which the Dive Dr should be able to supply.
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby Andy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:56 pm

ScubaSteveWanaka wrote:Yeah, I've been told by many that it is not worth the trouble, but like most things I want to experience it myself and decide.



To get the benefit, you need to flush the suit entirely. So squeeze the air out, fill with argon. Then squeeze that out and fill again.

In the cooler waters down south it may make sense, but up here the benefit is very small for the price of the gas you end up using for each dive.
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ScubaSteveWanaka » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:56 pm

Got one on it's way.

NZ$175 from GMC delivered to the door, which is $80 less than they originally quoted. They tried to charge double the required freight.

That's not too bad and will save a lot of running around different suppliers, which when you live in remote Wanaka is worth every cent.
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ChuckyBob » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:07 pm

Are argon connectors the same in the US as in NZ? O2 isnt ( AFAIK)
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Re: Argon Fill Adaptor

Postby ChuckyBob » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:28 pm

http://thedecostop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43519

you may find this thread and its links interesting.
But in the end it looks like its mind over matter.


Its all in your mind so it doesn't matter.
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