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For Sale Home fill station and bank bottles

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Other Gear & Multiple Items' started by Doc Harry, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    I am selling off my home fill station. $5,500 firm for this entire set up.
    I am no longer cave diving, so the station is collecting dust more than it is being used.

    See my album of photos of this compressor station:
    My Home Compressor

    Scuba tanks are not for sale

    Scuba tanks are not for sale

    There is so much stuff, and it would be so difficult to ship, that I am looking only for local buyers who can haul it away. The fill station is located 3 hours south of Pittsburgh, PA, and 60 minutes south of Morgantown, WV.

    I have done continuous blends to EAN38.
    I have banked 1,300 cubic feet of EAN32 at 4,500 p.s.i.
    I used the transfill whip for partial pressure fills of EAN50 to EAN100.

    I am willing to sell all three HC-4500 bank cylinders separately.

    Currently the entire system has been taken down and is in clean storage.

    Intimidated by owning and operating a fill station? Check out this great article:

    My fill station includes:

    1. Alkin 31 electric compressor 220V single phase
    -less than 100 hours
    -several pints of oil are included
    -several new compressor filters are included

    2. Nitrox mixing stick
    -home made
    -stable mixes, fluctuates only +/- 0.1% with continuous blends

    3. Lawrence factor filtration tower
    -one new filter is included

    4. Back pressure valve w/ digital pressure gauge

    5. OxyCheq oxygen analyzer
    -needs a new oxygen sensor
    - a new sensor might be available

    6. Manifold panel w/ ball valves (not the valves shown in the photo)

    7. Analog pressure gauge

    8. Digital pressure gauge on the back-pressure valve

    9. Yoke and DIN fill whips

    10. Three HC-4500 bank bottles
    -About 440 cubic feet per cylinder, or 1,320 cubic feet total
    -like new condition
    -need hydro

    11. Oxygen regulator for Nitrox mixing

    12. Oxygen transfill whip
    -new condition

    13. Ultrasonic cleaner for oxygen cleaning of parts (Crest CP500HT)

    14. Digital stop watch

    15. Digital hydrometer (humidity)

    16. Digital thermometer (ambient air temp)

    17. Miscellaneous spare parts (quick disconnects, connectors, etc.)

    I am selling everything in the photos, however the following items in the photos are not for sale:
    The green oxygen cylinder
    The scuba cylinders
    The tool boxes and tool cart
    Tank bands
    Industrial fan

    My setup produced extremely clean oxygen-clean gas at the fill whips.
    My last whip output air analysis results from Analytical Chemists:
    Carbon monoxide: 1 ppm (ambient air has 10 ppm)
    Volatile hydrocarbons: 6.2 ppm (up to 25 ppm allowed)
    Oils: Less than 0.01 mg per cubic meter (up to 0.1 allowed)
    Solid particles: 0
    Fibers: 0
    Dew point: 95 degrees F below zero (very dry)
    Odor: none
    "This air sample meets the requirements for CGA Grade-E as well as CGA Grade-E Modified for Oxygen Compatibility."

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  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    How much would such a fill station cost YOU? Here are the retail prices:

    Compressor $5,000
    Nitrox stick $200
    Oxygen analyzer $300
    LF Filter tower $825
    Filter catridges $80
    Back pressure valve $80
    Digital pressure gauge $250
    Manifold $155
    Line valves $180
    Analog pressure gauge $40
    Bank bottles w/ valves $1,200
    Fill whips $280
    Transfill whip $180
    Miscellaneous connectors and hoses $300
    Ultrasonic cleaner $200

    Total $9,270
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
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  3. Dry_Diver

    Dry_Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Central MA
    How much for the while kit?
  4. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    I'll take $5,500
  5. lord1234

    lord1234 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX
    Will you sell piece meal?
  6. c2h5oh

    c2h5oh Registered

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Worcester MA
    How much for the compressor?

    SISUAT Registered


    Are any of the components still for sale?

  8. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    The compressor system is still for sale
    I am selling the entire package together
    But I will sell all three HC-4500 bank cylinders separate from the rest of the system
  9. O-ring

    O-ring Beyond the Pale

    Harry - very nice setup and very cool that you linked Denton's article. I haven't seen that in years. I can't tell from the pics if that is the 3hp or 5hp you have on the Alkin and whether it is 110 or 208-230.
  10. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    220V single phase
    3 HP

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