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Booster pressure Regulator?

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters and Blending Systems' started by a878bob, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Wookie

    Wookie Orange Man Bad Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Most folks use a scuba regulator.
     
  2. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    Why not buy a reducing regulator. It's exactly what they're made for.
     
  3. a878bob

    a878bob Barracuda

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    So I'm doing what most people do? Or is there another way to use a 1st stage direct to the booster. I also use the 1st stage to run off my doubles to fill offsite.

    And so my original question, suggestion for a reducing regulator, name? Model? 4000psi ish to 100-150.
     
  4. Jeremy Williams

    Jeremy Williams Nassau Grouper

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  5. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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  7. a878bob

    a878bob Barracuda

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    Ah yeah, so my original question, reasonably priced?
     
  8. Wookie

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    I guess if I could buy a Home Depot air compressor for $200 or a regulator for $450, I’d buy a little shop compressor and a spare. What size booster do you have?
     
  9. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Ah, ok, the picture is becoming more clear.

    Based on the cost of a reducing regulator like those already listed, I’d buy a cheap pancake compressor instead and just be wary of the duty cycle. I’m not familiar with a cheap alternative.

    High pressure bank would imply a static location, not necessarily dragging a K bottle into the jungle, so I would go with the easy answer instead and just buy a cheap shop compressor.
     
  10. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    My booster certainly needs more compressor than that. I use a large shop compressor and something to clean the oil and air from its output. It provides 11 cfm at 150 IIRC duty cycle is certainly an issue.
     

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