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Old 72 question

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by MaxE, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Herman '
    It is a Sportsways valve

    Sportsways was created by Dick Klein as a professional line of Healthways
    Dick hired Sam 'the crook" Le cocq to run it and he ran it into the ground - it was sold to a local hub cap manufacture an slowly disappeared .
    It is assumed there would be Sportsways/Healthways products in the east - during this era Sears was featuring Healthways dive products
    But not in the west...

    SDM
     
  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    My bad, that's NPS, also known as NPSM. This is the standard for the 3/4 and 1/2 inch SCUBA tank straight thread.

    Wanted to fess up to bad memory before I changed them.


    Bob
     
  3. MaxE

    MaxE DIR Practitioner

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    So would the SX valve work in its place? Add an o-ring? I have made larger mistakes than $75, but if I can avoid it I would rather like that.
     
  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Tank neck photos would be nice

    You must be talking aluminuminiumunum here Mr herman
     
  5. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Sam is 100% correct! I have those same straight 1/2" o-ring sealed Sportsways threads on the manifold/valve for my 1963 twin Sportsways 38/42's.

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  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    No, the xs scuba 1/2 NPT wont work. afaik, there are no new valves being made and sold in 1/2 NPS. you would have to stick with a vintage valve.
     
  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @MaxE

    So would the SX valve work in its place? Add an o-ring? I have made larger mistakes than $75, but if I can avoid it I would rather like that.
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    All I am is a old broken down tube sucking doctor
    suggest that you contact @herman
    He will know

    sdm
     
  8. MaxE

    MaxE DIR Practitioner

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    I have come to the conclusion that that it’s NPS, so the XS valve is not an option, I’ll hold on to the tank for who knows what, but I don’t dive yoke so it’s of no value to me. I’ll see if I can get the other one hydro’s tumbles, clean whatever and diveable.
     
  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    If they fail repurpose the tank.

    Most common is a bell, but there are many many useful objects that can be made from a SCUBA tank.

    Suggest that you search threads on this board for SCUBA Bells

    sdm,
     
  10. MaxE

    MaxE DIR Practitioner

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    I’ll have one tested, the others are not worth it to me. I’ll do something with them, eventually
     

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