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$275 DIY Hookah System w/2 Lines

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by Jim Reece, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Jim Reece

    Jim Reece Angel Fish

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    After reading posts on this forum I became interested in a DIY Hookah system. I became a certified SCUBA diver in 1981, but have not been diving in the past 20 years. And I am just too old now. But I recently installed a pool and wanted something that would allow me to stay down to do some detail cleaning, or just to play. Being retired, I could not afford a lot of money for something like this. And I figured if it all failed, then I would just have a nice air compressor for my shop.

    For the compressor, I chose the California Air Tools Ultra Quiet Oil Free 2010A from Walmart for $165. It's the industrial model, which is in between the commercial and residential models of this compressor and puts out 2.20 CFM @ 90 PSI. I largely based my decision for this model because it's essentially the same compressor as the Hookamax 110v hookah diving unit costing $900. I added a cheap water trap / 40 micron air filter and a 3-way splitter so 2 people can have fun at the same time. Since I am just using this in a swimming pool, I bought 2 cheap octopus regulators on Walmart.com for $15 each. Surprisingly they work pretty well. As recommended on this forum, I washed out the compressor tank and hose with Simple Green and hot water. Then flushed well. As several have mentioned, Simple Green leaves a smell, but after a couple weeks it is essentially gone.

    Testing in my pool, so far it works well. It will supply enough air for 2 people, if not doing anything strenuous and 1 doing strenuous scrubbing on the bottom. So I reached my goal and my total cost was about $275. So this met my needs.
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